Cancer survivor backs information drive

A CUMBERNAULD woman who was successfully treated for cancer wants to highlight the support and information available for patients.

Wednesday, 16th November 2011, 11:01 am

Two years ago, Allison Hernandez was diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, the 47-year-old is helping charity Cancer Research UK get the word out about the information and advice cancer patients can use to help get through their own treatment.

Married mum-of-two Allison said: “Dealing with the news that I had cancer was incredibly difficult.

“I have two young boys and the worst runs through your head. I was worried about them growing up without a mum more than I was worried about what was going to happen to me.”

She added: “Educating myself on my cancer and my treatment options made me feel much more in control and less anxious.

“I’m glad that I found Cancer Research UK’s website and online forum at such an early stage in my treatment and would really recommend both to others.”

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