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David’s Cancer Treatment story

David Penney was diagnosed with cancer just over 4 years ago. Watch the videos to hear him talk about his experience and the details of his cancer treatment.

'The symptoms persisted and we decided that the best option was to go for an MRI scan. After the results of the MRI scan we decided that a biopsy should take place and that was done within a week.'

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David shares his experience of having treatment for cancer

Diagnosis of the symptoms

'The symptoms persisted and we decided that the best option was to go for an MRI scan. After the results of the MRI scan we decided that a biopsy should take place and that was done within a week.'

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Treatment at home and in hospital

'I had a designated nurse come to my house and fit a pump which gave me chemotheraphy throughout the week. I had a gap of two weeks and then back onto chemotheraphy for a further week. In between times I'd had radiotherapy at the hospital. The radiotherapy consisted of between 15 and 20 minute treatments daily, five days a week for seven weeks. Obviously I was very tired from having the radiotherapy so it was very useful that I could have chemotheraphy at home.'

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Personal attention throughout the whole process

'For me, the benefits of having private medical insurance during this time was the fact that everything was done so quickly. When you are not feeling well and you are uncertain about what the treatment is likely to be or what the likely outcome is, you do really need to talk to someone, and quickly. For me that was priceless.'
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