Patient & Family Experiences

Here, mesothelioma patients and their families bravely tell their inspiring stories. If you would like to share your experience about how mesothelioma has impacted you or a family member, please contact meso@sandstarcomms.com

Michael Conway’s experience of the Checkmate -743 trial

In April 2020, pharmaceutical company, Bristol Myers Squibb announced positive topline results from drug trial. Checkmate -743, a pivotal Phase…

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Dave Long’s experience of coronavirus as a mesothelioma patient

David Long is 69 and lives in Southampton. In July 2018 he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He recently tested positive…

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Private George Wing awarded French Legion of Honour merit

In 2018 Brian Wallis, Mesothelioma UK Ambassador, was approached by friends of Private George Wing who advised him that George…

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David and Jane Nurse

David was diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2018. Following surgery, he now has scans every three months. David wanted to…

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Chris Willis

More Patient Stories Chris Willis Chris is a 31 year old PE teacher who told his story at our Patient…

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Richard Powell

Richard, 62, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in April 2018. He has had no treatment since August 2018 and is determined…

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John Myers

John Myers, 74, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2018. He is currently not on any medication and awaiting to…

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Jerry Lakin

Jerry Lakin, whose wife died of mesothelioma earlier in December 2018, made a shocking discovery recently when he requested to…

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Lins Prentice

Lins (Lindsey) Prentice died of mesothelioma in May 2017 aged 49, just two weeks after marrying Laura. Laura wanted to…

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Janet Blunt

John Blunt’s wife, Janet, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2013 and sadly died the following year. Janet was keen…

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David Staley

Currently feeling well and on no medication David, 42, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in October 2015. He is currently feeling…

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Colin Morris

Two years on from diagnosis…and stable. Colin Morris, 73, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in July 2016. Colin was exposed to…

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Rosemary Wallis

 ‘The Lady Who Knits for England’ Rosemary Wallis died of mesothelioma in 2013, six months after diagnosis, aged 67. It…

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Caleb Saunderson

Living a ‘new kind of normal’   Caleb Saunderson (46), was diagnosed in 2017 with both pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma.…

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Liam Bradley

Cracking on with life Mesothelioma is rarely seen in people under the age of fifty and virtually unheard of under…

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Emma Dowling

Emma was just 38 when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2012. Following lengthy treatment, Emma has now been stable…

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Julie Roberts

Making a difference by raising awareness of Meso in Scotland Recently, Julie Roberts got in touch with Mesothelioma UK to…

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Bernice Scullion

Very sadly, Bernice passed away on 3rd June, 2020. She will be deeply missed by her husband Kevin and her…

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Squadron Leader William Evans

As part of our specialist military information, advice and support service, Mesothelioma UK benefits advisors have recently helped a former-RAF…

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Tim Stokes

“I’ll teach the children how to live with cancer not how to die from it.” July 2017 I was diagnosed…

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Jenny Norton

Update: Sadly, Jenny passed away in September 2018. Her story shows her positive attitude and determination to enjoy the time…

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Helen’s hike

Helen was diagnosed in April 2016 and had surgery followed by chemotherapy. This is her story, as told by her…

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Linda Lakin

Sadly, Linda passed away in December 2018. She was an ambassador for Mesothelioma UK and strongly believed in sharing experiences…

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Mavis Nye

I am often asked the question how I feel knowing that I have given my wife a death sentence. That…

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Vivienne Swain

My name is Vivienne, I was diagnosed with mesothelioma in August 2015 aged 59. In April 2015 I had a…

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Steve Gardner

Steve Gardner – a lover of life who never gave up By his daughter, Paula Bacon Today is the London…

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Robert Henderson

My dad was a very active man he ran, he did half marathons, triathlons, and the Glasgow to Edinburgh cycle…

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