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Share your Cancer Revolution stories

Whether you’re a patient, family member or friend, healthcare professional or scientist, we want to hear from you to create a new collection of stories to complement our Cancer Revolution exhibition.

Our critically acclaimed world-first exhibition, Cancer Revolution: Science innovation and hope, is filled with personal stories from patients, scientists, clinicians and family members all sharing their experiences of cancer. Now, at this pivotal moment when one in two of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime, we want to give more people the opportunity to share their stories with us on social media.

Whether you’re a patient, family member or friend, healthcare professional or scientist, we want to hear from you to create a new collection of stories to complement our exhibition.

To get involved, all you need to do is take a picture of an object that represents your experience with cancer and share it with a short explanation with us on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CancerRevolutionStories.

These stories will be collected and collated to help show how cancer affects everyone in different ways and to help us talk more openly about cancer’s impacts, dispel misconceptions and challenge the stigma and silence that can surround the disease.

This digital project builds on the Science Museum Group’s Cancer Collection Project, through which we collected objects that represent people’s personal cancer experiences. Several of these objects and stories are now on display in the exhibition, including Ted Drummond’s ‘Beads of courage’, which represent each part of his treatment for Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, and Judy Warner’s garden fork because gardening was so integral to her recovery from mouth cancer.

Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope, is on at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester until March 2022. Find out more and book free tickets here.


Terms and conditions

  1. To take part in this digital project, you must post a photo of an object to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CancerRevolutionStories
  2. By using this hashtag, you give permission for your posts to be shared by the Science and Industry Museum on their channels. These channels include, but may not be limited to:
    the Science and Industry Museum Twitter account, the Science and Industry Museum Instagram account, the Science and Industry Museum blog and the Science and Industry Museum website. The posts and content shared may also be used on screens at the Science and Industry Museum to promote both the Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope exhibition and the #CancerRevolutionStories digital project.
  3. Posts and content submitted to the #CancerRevolutionStories project may be reviewed by the museum’s curatorial team to determine whether any objects are of interest Science Museum Group’s Cancer Collection Project.
  4. Offensive, defamatory or disruptive language or images will not be acknowledged and the Science and Industry Museum retains its right to hide or remove any unsuitable comments.

For more information visit https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/privacy-policy/

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