Work experience with Mr Andy Thomas in Urology

This was by far one of the most moving work experience opportunities I have undertaken! My interest in cancer research has always been huge, but I never realised how fund raising actually affected the patients. Even the smallest amounts of money benefits the patients in such a big way, clearly what I raised wasn’t enough to buy a brand new piece of state of the art laser machine, but it contributed towards research, and that’s what the patients are grateful for!
I was lucky enough to observe many different things during this week, from consultations to surgery. I learnt about various techniques such as ultrasounds of the bladder, and was lucky enough to be taught a little about the bladder itself. I observed many different doctors and nurses during my week in urology and read many different facts about how to help your bladder in remaining the best it can. I also had the opportunity to meet some cancer patients, who didn’t mind talking about how they’ve been dealing with it. The regular check-ups and treatments are exhausting but at the end of the day, most patients were glad to do it if it meant that they could beat or prevent the cancer from coming back
It’s terrifying to think that cancer can affect any one of us, and that’s what this work experience has taught me, you don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. So do your bit for cancer or any other disease that fascinates you, and try to appreciate each day.

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