Even whilst going through Chemotherapy I was already thinking about what I'm going to do once I'm better. I wanted to do a bike ride in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital. I did a lot of research on the internet during my recovery time at home, so there I was, two years after finishing Chemo and Radiotherapy, cycling from London to Paris with 200 other cyclists and a fundraiser.

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It was purely by chance that I decided to try hypnotherapy.

I had been diagnosed with prostate cancer back in October 2006. After my treatment and medication I was experiencing very strange dreams, physical pain and emotional issues. I mentioned this to my Reiki master, he suggested that it may be helpful to try hypnotherapy.

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In 1978, a week before my sixteenth birthday, I was told that I had Hodgkins Disease.  For the next three years I received the very best treatment available but needless-to-say I went through some very hard times.  In those days there weren't effective anti-sickness drugs, CT machines were few and far between and complementary therapies were only found in fairy tales.

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Many of us at the SECHC have known that dreadful moment when the consultant looks over his glasses and hits you with the shattering news of your cancer. There is a blur of information and instinctive denial surely this only happens to other people, not to healthy me!

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Just after Christmas 2005 I had a routine blood test because of my diabetes. As a result of that blood test, my GP told me that I had a raised PSA and sent me to see Mr Gary Das, a consultant at Mayday University Hospital.

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