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Read about other survivors experiences...

Childhood cancer survivors share their experiences.

Stories taken from CCLG's free quarterly Contact magazine

Surviving childhood cancer

Louise Barrett, 23, revisits her memories of being diagnosed and treated for leukaemia as a young child and the impact it had on her family.

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The end or just the beginning?

Andrew Sheppard, diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in 1999, describes his experience of life after treatment finished and how he now lives a ‘new normal’.

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Against the odds

Kat Greenshields was told that she may have fertility problems after having cancer treatment as a child. Despite this warning, she is now a proud mum to Ella! She describes her feelings of becoming a new parent herself as a childhood cancer survivor.

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Dear Cancer, I beat you aged eight...

Vicky had leukaemia (ALL) in 1994 and now works as a cancer research scientist. She sent a now-famous tweet which went viral about beating cancer.

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Blaze your own trail

Gaz, 27, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was 10 and now plays men's wheelchair basketball for Great Britain.

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I want to be a teacher when I grow up...

Whilst undergoing cancer treatment as a teenager, Kelly Scott focused on passing her exams and qualifying as a teacher. She now visits schools to educate and empower students about cancer and its symptoms.

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Life after cancer... 10 years on

Lizzie was diagnosed with Wilms tumour aged 16 years old and is now living life to the full as a teacher with her boyfriend.

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Cancer has made me who I am today...

Kat describes her feelings on her identity as a childhood cancer survivor

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