The Big C & Me follows the lives of nine people across the country living with cancer. Filmed over a year, we are with them as they, and their families, experience everything the disease has to throw at them. From that life changing moment of diagnosis, through treatment and life at home, to whatever lies beyond. Combining observational filmmaking and fixed-rig cameras in hospitals, The Big C & Me enters the world of the cancer patient in 2016.
As series co-producer (in partnership with the BBC), we've collated a range of resources on cancer care. You may like to:
- Download your free booklet 'The Big C' to find out more about people's experiences of cancer.
- Discuss what you think is helpful for someone undergoing cancer treatment in our forum.
- Watch some video interviews with OU nursing and social work graduates on their work and training.
- Try our range of introductory or immediate level free courses on health care and social work.
- Take your learning further by becoming an Open University student of Health & Social Care.
The first episode of The Big C & Me will be broadcast on BBC One on Wednesday 1st June 2016 at 9pm (10.45pm in Scotland). Full broadcast details, and watch again links, can be found on bbc.co.uk.
Select the image below to download your free 'The Big C' booklet
How can we make a difference to people living with cancer? How important is communication? Besides doctors and nurses who are the unsung heroes who help those with cancer? Find out the answers to these questions and much more by ordering this free booklet produced by The Open University.