Radiotherapy & Me aims to inspire more conversations about radiotherapy and raise awareness of radiotherapy research.
Half of cancer patients receive some form of radiotherapy, but it doesn’t seem to be talked about very often compared to other treatments. Manchester is a world-leading centre for radiotherapy and research, with researchers focusing on how to make treatment more personalised, reduce side effects and using new technologies to target cancer cells.
Radiotherapy & Me brought patients and researchers together to share their experiences. Explore their video and audio stories by clicking the play button on the images below. You’ll find more audio stories and poems with transcripts here.
Time changes as Jackie gets a new diagnosis and treatment and remembers how important people are.
Radiotherapy & Me
Anthea, a researcher, reflects on the connections with her patients.
Would this be the last time I ever heard my own voice?
The sounds that keep Nic going through treatment.
It was never on my bucket list
Humour and honesty, Sally’s way through and back to her new self.
The small things become big things over 25 visits.
Ripples on a Pond
Tracy finds herself in the centre and everyone gets a hat.
Please share these stories widely and let us know what you think at #RadiotherapyAndMe
Find out about the project and all the people involved in the storytelling workshops and events at Oldham Libraries here:
If you’ve been affected by cancer you can help people in the future by having your say in research now.
Radiotherapy & Me is delivered by the Public Programmes Team, radiotherapy researchers from the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Centre and Contact.
Stories facilitated and edited by Nathaniel Hall
Visual Artist Jessica Loveday
Films created by Shortform
Find sources of information and support for people with cancer here.