Colorectal and peritoneal oncology centre patient stories

The Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre (CPOC) at The Christie has an international reputation for treating advanced and early colorectal cancer, appendix tumours, peritoneal tumours, anal cancer and tumours within the pelvis. See some of our colorectal patient stories for people who have been treated at CPOC.

“Words are not enough to express the gratitude my family and I have for the whole Christie team – I will always be indebted to each and every one of them.”
Chris Cheetham, Christie patient
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“I was so impressed with all the staff at The Christie. The care, compassion, and professionalism shone through. They were always there, any concerns, any issues, nothing was too much trouble.”
Kelvin Foote, Christie patient
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“When I was referred to The Christie, it was a huge relief to me that there was a chance they could operate on me – my 3 young boys needed their mummy.”
Becky Maskill, Christie patient
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“When you become a patient at The Christie, you are made to feel special in the most difficult of circumstances.”
Steve Farrow, Christie patient
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“With information provided by the Macmillan organisation, I attended some group sessions at Maggie’s. I found the ‘Look Good Feel Better’ and ‘Colour Me Beautiful’ sessions particularly helpful. They highlighted ways to look after my appearance and help restore my self-esteem."
Lesley Nelson, Christie patient
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