David from Cwmbran was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014. Thankfully, he was able to have his chemotherapy on board our Mobile Support Unit just minutes from home, instead of having to travel miles for his treatment.
This is David's story:
“The type of cancer I’ve got can’t be cured but it can be controlled with treatment. I’ve been on and off chemotherapy for three years now and I’ll be going for chemo for the foreseeable future.
"The Mobile Support Unit has a nice atmosphere and finding parking is never an issue. There is even a lift to help those who need it and there’s always a member of staff waiting to meet you. Everyone you meet is up for a chat and you’re offered as much tea as you want. I was talking to another patient who walks there for her treatment! It really made me realise how beneficial it is to have the facility closer to home for people who would otherwise travel much further.
"Cancer treatment isn’t the nicest experience but the team on board make it as pleasant as possible because they know what you’re going through. They make it a little bit easier.”
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