I was only 31 when I was diagnosed
Alex received her cancer treatment on Kayleigh, the mobile cancer care unit run by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. She’s been kind enough to share her story with us. Read on to see how the units make a big difference to her and other cancer patients.
“I’d never heard of Hope for Tomorrow before my treatment for breast cancer, but I’m so grateful to them and their supporters. I was only 31 when I was diagnosed. It was devastating. But meeting other local people on the unit and hearing their stories, I very quickly realised that in the grand scheme of things I’m lucky; I’m lucky I found it early and lucky because they could actually do something to help me.
I can’t imagine how many hours I’ve saved by using the mobile unit instead of travelling to hospital.
“As a community care coordinator I work unpredictable shifts, so the mobile cancer care unit provided by Hope for Tomorrow is much easier and more flexible to attend than hospital as it can fit around my schedule. It’s also much more relaxed and there’s no traipsing along long corridors looking for the right department. In fact, I can’t imagine how many hours I’ve saved by using the mobile unit instead of travelling to hospital.
“I know how much it means to people to have that extra time, being with family is so important. I love the concept of what Hope for Tomorrow is about, it makes so many people’s lives that little bit easier including mine. I would well and truly be lost without this vital service.”