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Catriona Stewart - February 2017
For 15 years, Janette Drummond has battled breast cancer, scar tissue cancer, lung, liver and spinal cancer. Despite it all, Janette remains upbeat and continues with a positive approach to life. With a battle that began in 2002, Drummond experienced recurrences and new diagnoses every few years. However, through each round of diagnosis and treatment, Drummond has had one motivating goal: to return to work.
As the cancer continues to spread, she was concerned this goal may no longer be attainable. However, she was paired with a case worker through Beatson Cancer Charity's Specialist Health and Work Service (SHAWS) where the clinical staff engages with and support cancer patients to continue to work during treatment and to return to work post-treatment.
Drummond states, "I don't want to say work defined me, because I'm a bigger person than that, but work was a big part of me and also the lovely people I worked with."
For more on Drummond's long journey, click here.
Original source: www.eveningtimes.co.uk