Support for cancer carers

PUBLISHED: 12:05 04 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:06 06 May 2010

I am a 35 year old mother of four and in November 2004 I was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, osteosarcoma. After major surgery and intensive chemotherapy I am now on the road to recovery. My hair is growing back and I have just had the all clear from

I am a 35 year old mother of four and in November 2004 I was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, osteosarcoma.

After major surgery and intensive chemotherapy I am now on the road to recovery. My hair is growing back and I have just had the all clear from my consultant in UCLH, London. Throughout my chemotherapy I would not have got through it without the support from my macmillan nurse and want everyone to know how vital this support is to a cancer patient and their families.

I am now back to a reasonable fitness and will be taking part in the seven mile fundraising walk in aid of the macmillan charity and want to raise as much money as I possibly can.

I was hoping that your newspaper could print an article on my behalf to raise awareness and lots of money for the cause.

I can be contacted on jotodd1970@hotmail.com

JOANNE TODD


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