Neuroendocrine Cancer Site: Pancreas
Hospital: The Christie, Manchester
Carole Shaw, also known as Carole Wickets, reflects on her journey with neuroendocrine cancer and the support she found through Neuroendocrine Cancer UK.
Initially diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer in 2012, Carole navigated through various challenges, including the aftermath of a scam and finding solace in the Neuroendocrine Cancer UK (NCUK) community. She shares her experiences of treatment, including a distal pancreatectomy and monthly Sandostatin injections, highlighting her transition to The Christie Hospital and participation in a gallium 68 PET scan trial. Despite feeling uncertain after being discharged from the hospital, Carole finds comfort in the enduring friendships and support network formed within the NCUK community. She emphasises the importance of seeking support and remaining connected, expressing gratitude for the unwavering support of NCUK.