Hear from Head and Neck cancer patients about their journey

A problem shared is a problem halved – we want to use section of our website to share other patient’s stories from diagnosis to living beyond cancer. We want people who have been through treatment and out the other side to share their stories with us.

If you have been through H&N Cancer and would like to share your story with us, then email us at [email protected] – if you have been through H&N Cancer and out the other side, your story can inspire hope in those who are beginning their journey.

Please remember every patient and carer is different and treatment will vary from person to person. All stories are for information only and not medical advice.  Do not be surprised if someone has a different treatment regime than you. If you are undergoing treatment and have any concerns about your treatment speak to your medical team or health professional.

Patient and Caregivers Stories

Steve

Steve talks about his journey from surgery to the Internal Association of Larygectonmees conference in 2019.

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Derek

Derek gives an indepth account of his carer’s journey, asking important questions along the way.

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Emma

I remember Stuart coming home from work one day vand saying a guy from work had noticed a lump on his neck.

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Claire

My Mum was diagnosed with tonsil cancer a year ago this month and it has been quite a roller coaster of a journey.

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Branton Holmberg

I learned late in life my mother thought, when I was born with a cleft lip and palate, God was punishing her. This was shared with me by her older sister, my favourite aunt.

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John

“After the surgery my wife became my care giver until I was strong enough to start becoming more independent.”

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Miki

‘Since the surgery I’ve had to relearn how to breathe, swallow, drink, talk and eat ‘

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John

‘ jokes he still retains his Hollywood good looks, its just a little bit more deeply set in the horror-pirate genre now’

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Richard

“Under anaesthetic I had a biopsy taken and 2 weeks later it was confirmed as the ‘Big C’ or as it became known ‘Dave’. “

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Bob

“A year on from the end of my treatment,
I feel very good considering the journey I have been on”

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Stephanie

“I hope that by writing this blog I can help others in similar situations take comfort in the fact that they are not alone. “

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Robert

“I am cancer free, gained my weight back, gone back to work, and attend Church regularly.”

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Oscar

“His treatment was incredible & we will always be grateful to all the people involved on his journey.”

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Colin Schools

“Thanks to all my family, friends and continued support from the Swallows, I am now out the other side and back to work full time.”

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Health Professional Stories