A mum of three from New Eltham, who was given the ‘all clear’ on Christmas Eve, was told in January she had weeks to live without lifesaving chemotherapy.
Harriet Le Compte was given the horrifying news that, aged only 34, she had bowel cancer.
After six rounds of chemotherapy she was told on Christmas Eve she was treatable, but this month her doctor delivered more devastating news – that in just weeks her cancer had grown.
Harriet’s family and friends are supporting her and have also set up a gofundme page, to try and raise money for treatment to prolong her life.
The family and friends are also organising a Fundraising Day on 13th March at Eltham Town Football Club.
As well as the fundraising event, Harriet also has an Instagram page – @Cancer_Chicks, where she aims to also help support other suffering from bowel cancer.
Harriet’s cousin Lisa Hickey told us more on about Harriet Maritime Radio.
HELP & SUPPORT
There is information on Bowel Cancer available from Bowel Cancer UK, here.
Macmillan Advice and Guidance Service (MAGS)
The Macmillan Advice and Guidance Service (MAGS) was set up at the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust hospitals in 2019 in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support to provide holistic care to cancer patients.
The service supports patients with cancer, their loved ones and carers during diagnosis, treatment and recovery. They offer the following support:
- Phone based non-clinical support and advice to patients who have received a cancer diagnosis (during or after treatment) and their carers and families
- Information about support services. The team are able to refer you, your families and carers to these services
- Clarifying, confirming and re-scheduling appointments
- Creating a more seamless service for the patient by liaising with cancer nurse specialists and other clinical services.
To contact MAGS, please telephone 020 8333 3336 or email email@example.com
The team are available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).