Amplifying the voices of older people affected by cancer. Meet David and Mike as they talk about the impact of their cancer diagnoses. David shares his wish to remain at home for as long as possible, and how his advocate offered him support, increased confidence and companionship as his treatment plan has changed. Mike talks about how cancer is never far from his mind and how peer advocate Bob was someone he could talk to, someone who knew cancer and who helped Mike to feel more confident going for treatment and check-ups.
David and Mike’s Stories are the first in a series of Older People’s Cancer Voices short films by the Older People’s Advocacy Alliance; this project is about amplifying the voices of older people affected by cancer, changing lives for older people through advocacy.