LIV ON topic inspiration

 

We know sharing your story is a very personal experience, and might be daunting. So we’ve put together a guide to help you help capture your story to tell others.

These topics are just suggestions to give hope and to help people thrive, you may have your own topics. We suggest you focus on one topic within each story. You can upload as many stories as you like.

Suggested topics are provided below for patients, survivors, carers, families and friends, doctors, nurses, health specialists and researchers.

 

Suggested topics for patients

How do you stay positive?

When you were first diagnosed what helped you most?

How can people support you most effectively?

What makes you feel like you are in control?

What gives you hope?

Who are you thankful to? What did they do that made your experience better?

What becomes most important to you when you have cancer?

What caused you the most anxiety, and how did you manage it?

What did you do to get the support you need?

How should people treat you when you have cancer?

What questions are the most important to ask?

If someone has to support someone with cancer, what advice would you give them?

Cancer can change your life, how do you cope with the change?

 

Suggested topics for survivors

How do you stay healthy?

Some people have a fear the cancer will return, how do you stay positive?

Now you are in remission, what is the most important thing you’ve learned?

When you were first diagnosed what helped you most?

What gives you hope?

Who are you thankful to? What did they do that made your experience better?

What becomes most important to you when you have cancer?

What caused you the most anxiety, and how did you manage it?

What did you do to get the support you need?

How should people treat you when you have cancer?

What questions are the most important to ask?

If someone has to support someone with cancer, what advice would you give them?

Cancer changes your life instantly. How did you cope with the change?

 

Suggested topics for carers, families and friends

Cancer impacts everyone’s lives; how do you stay positive?

What have you found is the best way to support someone with cancer?

How do you take care of yourself and the rest of your family?

What changes when someone has cancer, how do you deal with change?

If someone has to support someone with cancer, what advice would you give them?

What becomes most important to you when you know someone has cancer?

How can others support you most, so you can continue to be a carer?

What caused you the most anxiety, and how did you manage it?

What gives you hope?

What questions are the most important to ask?

Who are you thankful to? What have they done to make your experience better?

Sadly, not everyone survives cancer. Can you help others to LIV ON by sharing your experience?

If you have lost someone you love to cancer, how would you like to remember them?

If you have lost someone you love to cancer, how have you been able to move forward?

How can people give you the support you need?

How should people treat you, and talk to you?

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

What gives you hope?

 

Suggested topics for doctors, nurses and health specialists

What does it feel like to give someone a cancer diagnosis?

How do you speak with people with cancer? Is it different than anyone else?

How do you stay positive when things aren’t going so well?

Not everyone survives cancer, how does this affect you?

In your experience, what helps people with cancer stay positive?

When someone is first diagnosed, how can people people around them help?

 

Suggested topics for researchers

What are you working on right now that gives hope?

What are the most important areas of research that you believe will help people to live better with cancer and defeat it?