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Patient Voices

Digestive Cancers Europe believes that the patient voice is central to improving the patient experience. As experts in their own lives patients can provide insight into what it is really like to face a life changing disease and in particular colorectal cancer.

More and more we see patients becoming involved in initiatives aimed at improving health systems and we truly believe this to be the new age of patient involvement. However one of the most important roles for patients is to share their experiences and to provide hope to others facing similar challenges.

We want to hear your story. 

We hope that this section of our website will provide the platform and inspiration for patients/survivors to tell their own story. If you would like to contribute to this page please contact: Zorana Maravic at

Catherine Wiltcher

Colorectal Cancer patient and author of ‘Eyes to the Wind’
“I wanted to prove to myself that I could....

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Celeste Ramos

"When I was first diagnosed with colon cancer it was quite complicated because I did not know what I had...
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Marta's Story

Have you ever had a colonoscopy?

"I was asked this question by my new doctor the first time..."
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Barbara's Story

No-one expects to get cancer.

No matter what the statistics show, very few people...
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Robyn's Story

I first realised something was wrong when, at 28 years old, I collapsed...
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Heidi's Story

Until April 29th 1999, when I was 45, I was absolutely convinced I had the lease of eternal life...
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