Support and insight into the experience of having a stem cell transplant to treat blood cancer or blood disorders. We look at life before, during and after transplant, talk to healthcare professionals for advice on preparation and recovery, and speak to patients who have been there themselves.
9: Body confidence and embracing change after a stem cell transplant – Georgie Swallow’s storyDuration: 36min | 29/01/2020
Georgie tells us what helped her through her transplant, including her time in hospital isolation. She also explains how she regained her body confidence after treatment and how blogging (and her pet pugs) helped her recovery. You can hear all our Anthony Nolan podcasts here: www.anthonynolan.org/podcast
8: What is cancer? How creativity helps Toby share his storyDuration: 28min | 05/11/2019
Theatre maker and performer Toby Peach had an autologous stem cell transplant to treat Hodgkin Lymphoma when he was 19. Toby tells us how he turned his experience into the one-man show The Eulogy of Toby Peach, sharing his treatment and recovery story with humour and insight with audiences across the UK. You can find out more about Toby on his website: www.tobypeach.co.uk (https://www.tobypeach.co.uk/) And you can hear all our Anthony Nolan podcasts here: www.anthonynolan.org/podcast
Audiobook: Managing Fatigue After a Stem Cell TransplantDuration: 32min | 24/10/2019
This is the audiobook version of our popular booklet 'Managing Fatigue After a Stem Cell Transplant'. All our Anthony Nolan booklets are available free from www.anthonynolan.org/booklets (https://www.anthonynolan.org/patients-and-families/order-or-download-publications)
7: Managing fatigue & getting back into exercise after transplantDuration: 26min | 16/05/2019
Fatigue affects most people after stem cell transplant. We meet physiotherapist and Anthony Nolan's Assistant Director of Patient Services Chiara DeBiase, who explains the difference between fatigue and tiredness, and tells us how to manage fatigue and return to exercise.
6: Recovery from stem cell transplant: Meet the nurse specialistDuration: 19min | 15/01/2019
We meet Lynne Watson, an Anthony Nolan nurse specialist (CNS) at Nottingham University Hospital, who tells us about her career working with patients who have had a stem cell transplant, and the advice she gives to help their recovery.
10 years post stem cell transplant - Anna's StoryDuration: 35min | 25/08/2017
Anna Esslemont had a stem cell transplant in 2006 when she was 23 years old to treat her Very Severe Aplastic Anaemia. Now 10 years post transplant, we talk to her about living with Chronic GvHD and how her love of music helped in her recovery. Anna also performs a beautiful song that she wrote for her unrelated donor found on the Anthony Nolan register.
Support for young adults and teens going through a stem cell transplantDuration: 13min | 12/06/2017
In the latest episode we spoke to Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse, Lottie Weston about her role supporting young adult and teen transplant recipients at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust. We talked about some of the concerns young people might have and how specialized support empowers them in their recovery. For more information on ways Anthony Nolan's patient services can support you please visit our website: https://www.anthonynolan.org/patients-and-families/get-support-us *Please note our young person's guide to the stem cell transplant journey will be available online from June 30th. #stemcelltransplant #leukemia #bloodcancer #patientsupport #cancersupport #patientexperience #NHS #cancer #youngpeople #bonemarrowtransplant #AnthonyNolan #RoyalMarsden
Psychological support for stem cell transplant patientsDuration: 22min | 18/04/2017
In the latest episode we spoke to Haematology Counsellor Shelia Hegarty about her role supporting transplant patients at University College London Hospital. We discussed the huge emotional impact that a transplant can have, and how patients can manage their well being and when to ask for further support. For more information on how Anthony Nolan's patient services can support you please visit our website https://www.anthonynolan.org/patients-and-families/get-support-us #stemcelltransplant #leukemia #bloodcancer #patientsupport #cancersupport #patientexperience #NHS #cancer #bonemarrowtransplant #AnthonyNolan #UCLH
Family, school, and fitness after a stem cell transplant- 14 year old Alex's StoryDuration: 19min | 31/08/2016
For the second episode of our podcast we spoke to Alex and his parents about his experience of receiving a bone marrow transplant when he was 9. We talked about what it was like being unwell as a child, missing out on school, competing at the British Transplant Games and what life is like now. #stemcelltransplant #bonemarrowtransplant #anthonynolan #patientexperience #childhoodillness
Preparing for a bone marrow or stem cell transplantDuration: 21min | 14/06/2016
Anthony Nolan Patient Services speak to post transplant clinical nurse specialist Hayley Leonard about practical ways patients can prepare for their transplant. #stemcelltransplant #leukemia #bloodcancer #patientsupport #cancersupport #patientexperience #NHS #cancer #bonemarrowtransplant