Jane Emery, Christie patient
When Jane Emery had a routine blood test 2 years ago, she never expected to get a cancer diagnosis. But when she found out she had stage 4 bile duct cancer and only had 12 months to live, it was understandably a major shock.
Jane had chemotherapy near her home in the Isle of Man at first. Her doctor then referred her to The Christie as a trial had opened that checked for genetic mutations.
Last July, Jane found out she met the criteria for the trial and travelled over to Manchester to start treatment. She’s been on the trial for 8 months now and takes four tablets a day.
Jane’s tumours have already started to reduce and she’s really pleased with the care she’s had at The Christie.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of Jane’s care has changed. Her regular observations and blood tests have moved to her local oncology department on the Isle of Man. She’s also having regular telephone consultations with The Christie.
“At the moment, flights on and off the island are obviously restricted.
“Despite all this, I don’t feel at all isolated or abandoned. My care has continued to be provided to the same high standard, and along with my regular telephone consultations, I know there is someone at the end of the phone day or night if I need them.
“The staff at The Christie, along with my local hospital, have been really good at ensuring my treatment continues as seamlessly as possible. I feel confident I am getting the very best care and treatment.”
- Jane, Christie patient