‘CancerStories’ to offer hope to patients and families with cancer

Posted by er134 at Jul 17, 2014 10:13 AM |
New innovation by Dr Alex Mitchell shows how people cope with cancer
 ‘CancerStories’ to offer hope to patients and families with cancer

Georgie Moseley introduces CancerStories programme where she tells the story of her son Harry's battle with a brain tumour.

A new innovation that aims to provide hope and inspiration for those newly diagnosed with cancer - and people with a past diagnosis - is to launch today.

‘CancerStories’ is a novel new e-health innovation aiming to provide patients and families with personal first-hand accounts of how real patients have coped with their cancer. ‘CancerStories’ uses an e-health approach of recorded video interviews. Each video is available in high quality, high definition on TV, computer or smartphone, and more than 300 problem areas are discussed in 5-10 minute clips.

The project is led by Dr Alex J Mitchell from the University of Leicester together with several volunteers and is undergoing evaluation with staff and patients in Leicestershire.

‘CancerStories’ is currently available to anyone who wants to hear personal accounts. Patients wanting to tell their story and willing to travel to Leicester are invited to do so.