It’s just a blocked ear – not!

Colin Paterson describes his cancer journey after being diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer

Glasgow project sees significant improvements in patient aftercare

More people than ever before are surviving cancer, but at the same time incidence of cancer is increasing. By 2030, the number of people living with cancer in Scotland is expected to rise from 220,000 to 360,000. As a result, health services need to consider how care and support is delivered after treatment is complete…

Why personal accounts of cancer treatment in Scotland matter

The steering group for the first Scottish Cancer Patient Experience survey deliberately decided to include a greater number of personal accounts of cancer treatment as they recognised the power that a patient’s own words had to bring their experiences to life.

Cancer care is more than just treatment

Although patients finishing treatment may be given a number to call if they have medical worries, there are few places which routinely ask patients about the help they need dealing with all the other impacts cancer has had on their lives