Manuela's Story

Even whilst going through Chemotherapy I was already thinking about what I'm going to do once I'm better. I wanted to do a bike ride in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital. I did a lot of research on the internet during my recovery time at home, so there I was, two years after finishing Chemo and Radiotherapy, cycling from London to Paris with 200 other cyclists and a fundraiser.

Roland's Story

It was purely by chance that I decided to try hypnotherapy.

I had been diagnosed with prostate cancer back in October 2006. After my treatment and medication I was experiencing very strange dreams, physical pain and emotional issues. I mentioned this to my Reiki master, he suggested that it may be helpful to try hypnotherapy.

Catherine's Story

In 1978, a week before my sixteenth birthday, I was told that I had Hodgkins Disease.  For the next three years I received the very best treatment available but needless-to-say I went through some very hard times.  In those days there weren't effective anti-sickness drugs, CT machines were few and far between and complementary therapies were only found in fairy tales.

Helga's Story

Many of us at the SECHC have known that dreadful moment when the consultant looks over his glasses and hits you with the shattering news of your cancer. There is a blur of information and instinctive denial surely this only happens to other people, not to healthy me!