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  • Blog Post: Head and neck cancer: don’t let eating problems get in the way of your social life

    Head and neck cancer is the seventh most commonly diagnosed cancer, with over 62,000 people living with it in the UK. Cancer can occur in any of the tissues or organs in the head and neck, including the mouth, throat, thyroid or larynx (voicebox). Most head and neck cancers are treated by surgery, radiotherapy...
  • Blog Post: Head & neck cancer webchat – Wednesday 12 March

    Join us live in the chatroom next Wednesday evening for a live webchat all about head & neck cancers . It's your chance to ask your questions to our experts Allan and Evelyn. Allan is a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support Line, and Evelyn is a qualified dentist and a junior...
  • Blog Post: Head & neck cancer webchat 2014 - transcript

    Last week's webchat was all about head and neck cancers . O ur experts were Allan, a cancer information nurse from the Macmillan Support Line, and Evelyn, a qualified dentist and a junior doctor who is training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Head and neck cancers can include cancers in the...
  • Blog Post: tonsil cancer....has it come back??

    long story played out over only 20 months.....in a nutshell....new partner diagnosed with tonsil cancer in july 2010....just a few weeks after us meeting. intensive chemo and radio....ended in jan 2011...all clear in april 2011....then from july ...massive depression kicked in!! and i mean huge!!! he...
  • Blog Post: Back on Track

    Just realised I have not blogged since I started my treatment for head and neck cancer, back in June. Never would have thought the time would pass so quickly; and although there were many times I struggled, I really feel that I have turned a corner and I am getting my life back. Within the last...
  • Blog Post: PDT in your soup ...

    Dear Readers - I am putting on a link which is for a registered charity that is raising money for photodynamic therapy as a treatment for cancer. As well as giving information about trials, it also gives some information about hospitals and consultants who are already involved in the treatment. It is...
  • Blog Post: Bronwen's story

    3rd September 2009: Just discovered this site. I found I had had cancer eight weeks ago, when I had a lump in my neck removed (it was a secondary from a squamous cell carcinoma) and a left neck dissection to remove the surrounding lymph nodes. I had been feeling particularly well and fit this summer...
  • Blog Post: RT and chemo - Head and Neck

    Day 1 - Tuesday 22nd September At last. Although I've been full of trepidation, it feels good to have started this part of the treatment. Because of needing further investigations to find the primary, it is 10 weeks since I had surgery. Naturally everyone at Velindre Cancer Centre is extremely...
  • Blog Post: SHOULD I BE HAVING YEARLY SCANS!

    I'M ALMOST 20 MONTHS IN REMISSION AND AFTER READING VARIOUS BLOGS ON SITE , IT'S ONLY DAWNING ON ME (DOH!) SHOULD I NOT BE HAVING A YEARLY MRI OR SOMETHING,STARTING TO GET WORRIED AS THERE WERE QUITE A FEW TIMES THAT I'VE HAD TO CHASE UP RESULTS AND STUFF MYSELF, OMG! HOW CAN THEY KNOW FOR...
  • Blog Post: NO SPIT AFTER TREATMENT

    HI, I'VE BEEN 19 MONTHS IN REMISSION AND I HAVE LITTLE TO NO SALVIA,(STILL!) HAS ANYONE ELSE THIS PROBLEM AS I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW THEY ARE COPING!