One step at a time - Lived experience videos

Lived Experiences

One Step at a Time aims to support others on their own cancer journey by sharing lived experiences, personal stories told by patients and their loved ones.

Created by patients for patients, the One Step at a Time team have produced a series of useful videos including:

Cancer diagnosis through the eyes of a patient - A cancer diagnosis can be devastating – and knowing where to turn in the wake of it can be overwhelming. Created by a patient with first hand experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis and treatment, this video presents a candid and heart felt view of how it felt to be diagnosed, and the importance of taking one step at a time.   

One Step at a Time Cancer Support
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A cancer journey through the eyes of a family member - For caring for a loved one with cancer can be an overwhelming experience, but there is support for you also. If you are or anyone you know is living with a cancer diagnosis, we'd urge you to view this video.​  We hope it provides a practical and realistic approach to cancer from a loved ones viewpoint.

Cancer and CovidSince the pandemic, we have noticed that less people in our west Essex communities are coming forward for routine screenings or visiting their GPs with early cancer symptoms.  ​We want to highlight this, because we are concerned that COVID-19 might be discouraging some of you coming forward. ​Our "One Step at a Time" team have produced this useful and informative video.  Told through the eyes of a cancer patient, it explains their experience of attending their hospital appointment during COVID-19.


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Finding Local Support

If you need further help or support, please visit our cancer support directory. 


West Essex works with a broad range of organisations offering  anything from practical advice, to wellbeing, patient engagement to physical activities.

Whatever you need help with, we are always here to support you.

Macmillan Information Service
Call 01279 698 673 
(for physical, financial and emotional support) 

Macmillan Cancer Support