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Cerebral palsy and a cancer diagnosis

scotty Member Posts: 2
edited May 2016 in Cerebral palsy
Hi, I have athetoid cerebral palsy and was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year - huge shock as I felt fine. My treatment is complicated by my disability as I can't keep still so when I recently had 3 weeks of radiotherapy, I had to also have a general anaesthetic every day. The NHS staff have been great and I've got good support but I wondered if anyone else out there with CP has also been treated for cancer?


  • Noah
    Noah Member Posts: 423 Pioneering
    Thank you for sharing some of your story. It great to hear you have had good support. I hope you continue to make a good recovery, and that you get the treatment you need.
  • Kierang
    Kierang Member Posts: 3 Listener
    edited July 2015
    A friend of mine has recently been cured of cancer and has cp quadriplegia. Things will get tough but I promise you can get through it. If you want I could ask my friend if he would talk to you and give you some advice.
  • scotty
    scotty Member Posts: 2
    Thanks Kierang, glad to hear your friend has been cured. Yes, I'd be interested in hearing about how he coped with the cancer treatment having a disability.
  • IsabellaBrewster
    IsabellaBrewster Member Posts: 2
    It is said that there is a better chance to fight against cancer, if it is diagnosed and treated in early stage. Its diagnosis started with a physical exam along with laboratory studies of blood, urine, and stool to detect abnormalities. As far as concern about cerebral palsy problem, it is considered as a lifelong condition which doesn’t have good cure yet. However, some treatments are available that can improve your life.
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,105

    Scope community team

    Hi Scotty
    I have CP and I am currently in remission. I under went 7 months of chemo and various other treatments. My CP did make some of the treatments more problematic but I got through and you will too!
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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