The Untold Stories

With this page we hope to shine a light on the untold stories of those people who have recently lost their fight against cancer because of delayed diagnosis. These devastating stories all too often get buried under countless other news headlines about the disease. So we are on a mission to raise awareness about the fatal impact delayed cancer diagnosis can have. We must fight to stop delayed cancer diagnosis becoming the new normal.



21 March 2021

Taryn Fiebig has died

21 March 2021

Lee Noble: Boxer dies aged 33 after battle with terminal cancer

21 March 2021

Squire’s Bagshot employee wins award for ‘going over and above’ for cancer patient



09 March 2021

COVID-19: Nearly 11,000 people could be living with undiagnosed breast cancer due to pandemic, charity warns

08 March 2021

Scots mum who dismissed skin turning grey dies of pancreatic cancer

08 March 2021

Recovering from cancer has showed me the difficulty of ‘returning to normal’

07 March 2021

Cancer timebomb as huge rise in patients waiting over 104 days for treatment



25 February 2021

Brave cousins start fundraiser after both mums diagnosed with cancer

24 February 2021

Watford mum diagnosed with aggresive cancer days after finding out she was expecting second child

24 February 2021

Tributes as brave Midlothian mum dies of cancer months after dream wedding

24 February 2021

Mother of toddler with rare cancer urges parents to ‘trust instincts’ and seek help



24 February 2021

100,000 Scots were in cancer diagnosis wait hell by end of 2020

23 February 2021

10 Brave Personal Stories Of Facing Cancer During A Pandemic

14 February 2021

‘I didn’t own a bike before my diagnosis’: One man with terminal cancer’s mission to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats

14 February 2021

Thousands support Hertfordshire family’s petition after daughter’s late cancer diagnosis



14 February 2021

‘This was a life-saver’: ex-smoker learned she had lung cancer after joining study

07 February 2021

PRECIOUS GIFT Cancer almost robbed me of my dream – but two strangers made me a mum-of-four

06 February 2021

‘Covid hits hard cancer treatment, diagnosis’

06 February 2021

Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks dies at 67 after lengthy cancer battle



06 February 2021

Worcestershire family face $500k bill for US cancer care

06 February 2021

Marriott chief to step back because of cancer treatment

20 January 2021

Coronavirus lockdown ‘a blessing’ for Warwickshire couple after cancer shock

8 January 2021

Coronavirus: Belfast Trust cancels urgent cancer surgeries



2 January 2021

Woman told “eat yoghurts” by doctor who thought ovarian cancer was gluten intolerance

2 January 2021

Keisha Pile-Gray: Our devastation as daughter Aurora suffers severe cancer relapse

1 January 2021

Prince Charles warns cancer at risk of becoming ‘forgotten C’ in Covid pandemic

31 December 2020

‘IT’S HARD’ Linda Nolan ‘sobs into a cushion’ as third cancer battle ‘has hit her the hardest’


31 December 2020

Teenager told she has five years to live after terminal cancer diagnosis

31 December 2020

Kippford man diagnosed with incurable cancer brings in 2021 following remarkable battle

30 December 2020

‘Inspiring’ Bury OBE recipient and charity founder dies after 22-year cancer battle – a day before her 45th wedding anniversary

24 December 2020

Kay Purcell dead – Emmerdale and Tracy Beaker star dies at 57 of inoperable cancer


24 December 2020

‘Patients are arriving too late’: Italy’s cancer sufferers count cost of Covid

24 December 2020

St. Albert couple pleads for residents to be responsible this season

17 December 2020

Ombudsman investigating North Wales health board after cancer patient left waiting months for urgent treatment

14 December 2020

‘Devastated’ Dad-of-two, 27, dies of cancer after begging for MRI scan delayed by Covid crisis as widow tells of agony


14 December 2020

COVID-19: Father-of-two dies of cancer after MRI scan ‘delayed’ by coronavirus crisis 

29 November 2020

Young woman dies of cervical cancer after being dismissed by doctor 15 times

26 November 2020

Young mum given 6 months to live after lockdown ‘made her miss 3 crucial appointments’

25 November 2020

I lost my daughter to cancer after doctors failed to spot her symptoms

18 November 2020

‘Superhero’ grandad dies of cancer after pandemic delayed diagnosis

15 November 2020

Terminally-ill bowel cancer patient sues over delayed diagnosis, which has resulted in missed opportunities for treatment 

12 November 2020

Tánaiste expresses ‘deep sorrow’ to women affected by delayed diagnosis of endometrial cancer

9 November 2020

Waited over a year for cancer diagnosis at LUH

9 November 2020

Bowel cancer patient, 50, whose disease returned after a routine hospital check-up

6 November 2020

Delayed appointment and scan has caused the late diagnosis of a rare ‘killer’ cancer for a 57 year old mum

4 November 2020

Mortality due to cancer treatment delay: systematic review and meta-analysis 


29 October 2020

Coronavirus: 50,000 cases of cancer left undiagnosed due to Covid disruption, research shows

29 October 2020

Covid cancer delays: Middlesbrough dad’s ‘hell’ over daughter’s treatment

28 October 2020

Gym teacher diagnosed with cancer at 22 urges young people to get symptoms checked

8 October 2020

Mother was refused an appointment for her cough – which later turned out to be terminal cancer

7 October 2020

Matt Hancock warns cancer patients will only be guaranteed treatment if Covid-19 stays ‘under control’ 

22 September 2020

Delay in Cancer Screening and Diagnosis During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What is the Cost?

23 August 2020

A mother with stage three colon cancer felt “lost” waiting for news after a procedure to diagnose her illness was delayed due to the pandemic.

3 August 2020

Cancer diagnostic delay in the COVID-19 era: what happens next? 

6 July 2020

Viewers react as Panorama airs story of young mum who died from cancer after treatment was delayed due to coronavirus



9 June 2020

Man ‘fighting for life’ after Covid-19 crisis delays NHS cancer scan