Mavis Nye

Mavis Nye

I am often asked the question how I feel knowing that I have given my wife a death sentence. That question sounds ominous, but refers to the fact that I probably have. I am guilty of giving Mavis mesothelioma. It is a terminal cancer. caused only by contact with...
Helen’s hike

Helen’s hike

Helen was diagnosed in April 2016 and had surgery followed by chemotherapy. This is her story, as told by her husband, Tony. 15 May 2017 I am a 62 year old husband, father and grandfather working towards an enjoyable retirement. At least that was the situation until...
Tim Stokes

Tim Stokes

“I’ll teach the children how to live with cancer not how to die from it.” July 2017 I was diagnosed in February 2015 by a lovely, but rather distraught, NHS doctor and his nurse assistant. I was told I had 3 to 10 months to live and that I should get my ducks in...
Julie Roberts

Julie Roberts

Making a difference by raising awareness of Meso in Scotland Recently, Julie Roberts got in touch with Mesothelioma UK to tell us about her campaign to raise awareness of mesothelioma in Scotland. Julie is so passionate about this because her life was changed forever...
Emma Dowling

Emma Dowling

Emma was just 38 when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2012. Following lengthy treatment, Emma has now been stable since June 2014 and has regular check-ups and scans. Emma lives in Nottingham and this is her story…  Sept 2012 After three previous trips to my GP...
Robert Henderson

Robert Henderson

My dad was a very active man he ran, he did half marathons, triathlons, and the Glasgow to Edinburgh cycle run. In his early years my dad trained as an electrician from the age of 16-21 years old. At the age of 22 he joined Strathclyde police where he served as a...