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Cancer Support UK to be championed by style influencer Lisa Dawson

Cancer Support UK is proud to announce that leading interiors writer, blogger and influencer, Lisa


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“Cancer Coach gave me the support I needed” – Lisa’s cancer story

Lisa is a secondary school teacher and careers advisor from Surrey who was 43 years old when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. She joined Cancer Support UK’s Cancer Coach programme in November 2023 and says: “Cancer Coach is incredible. It helped me feel better about myself.”


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Cancer Support UK Ambassador Lisa Dawson describes her cancer journey

In her first exclusive blog for Cancer Support UK, top interiors writer Lisa Dawson, describes her own cancer journey and why she passionate about using her experience to help raise awareness of the need for better support for cancer patients and to talk openly about the issues surrounding cancer.

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Understanding bowel cancer: symptoms, treatment, prevention

What is bowel cancer? Bowel cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is a type of

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With your help we can be there for adults and children undergoing treatment or recovering from cancer. In 2020 we helped 4,952 people during their cancer journey, and as a small charity who receive no government support, you are a vital part of our work.

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At Cancer Support UK, we understand that it’s perfectly normal to be left with anxiety and concerns after treatment. When cancer treatment finally finishes, family and friends often expect cancer patients to feel better, but for many, it’s when they feel worst of all. Our Cancer Coach support groups can help.

Your story matters and we want to hear it

Personal stories and experiences are an important way of raising awareness of the work that we do to support cancer patients both practically and emotionally.

We value your voice in helping let more people know about our services. If you have ordered one of our Cancer Kits or participated in our Cancer Coach programme and would like to share your story publicly, we would love to hear from you.