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Life After Cancer

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Panels 1 and 2 of a four-panel comic, drawn digitally. In panel 1, a white man with a moustache, corduroy trousers and a plaid shirt wears a bright orange helmet and a smile as he leaps into the air on a skateboard. The caption text reads "You'd think having cancer..." In panel 2, the man is shown leaping from an aeroplane with a parachute backpack, goggles and a terrified expression. The caption text reads "would give you a new lease of life..."
Adrenaline. © Alex Brenchley for Wellcome Collection.

In the ‘Life After Cancer’ series of cartoons, Alex Brenchley humorously illustrates what life can be like for a young adult after cancer treatment has finished. Many people may go on to live long cancer-free lives, but it’s not quite as simple as that, and there can be many repercussions for the mind and body.