‘I draw cancer patients’
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The artist who draws cancer patients

Chemotherapy treatment for cancer can be a lengthy process, and patients often say it can be a stressful, boring, anxious and challenging time.

At UCLH hospital in London, artist Simon Tolhurst helps to change that, by offering patients the chance to sit for a pencil portrait – and a calming chat at the same time.

Here he meets and draws Lucy Nicholls, who is receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

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  • 13 Apr 2017