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  • Forum Post: RE: double chin

    I had my full neck dissection in 2006 and as a result of the removal of so many lymph glands from both sides of my neck the lymph fluid collects in the neck tissue under the chin. Within 6 months it reduced considerably but in my case it took a couple of years to go completely. I havn't heard of...
  • Forum Post: RE: Hot face

    Hi there, I had really hot and itchy skin on my neck when I was having radiotherapy. To start with I used Aquamax cream, which worked until about the end of week 2. At that point I was given Aquaform hydrogel, which is a wound dressing gel, and it was amazing. It was just like smoothing away all...
  • Forum Post: RE: peg fitted. 7 teeth taken out

    peg fitted on 9th sept. im only flushing it with water at the moment, chemo radio start 23rd sept. i have problems with my bowles for quite a while, been diagnosed with divervictiltus disease, which they are leaving for now, as cancer treatment is more important. cant have feeding tube down my nose as...
  • Forum Post: RE: peg fitted. 7 teeth taken out

    yes think it has so very sore, in alot pain. it's all red around the site of peg.. called jon radcliffe who fitted it, they said go see gp asap.. so im going in a mo.. its affected my bowles also so loose .. thank you x
  • Forum Post: peg fitted. 7 teeth taken out

    having quite alot pain re-peg fitted... it's discharging alot also quite red around the site of peg.. been quite sick also very bad bouts loose stools... im cleaning it flushing it everyday. any advice on this please. chemo radio start once teeth healed..
  • 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: 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: 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: 17 months......and still counting

    Hi....its been 17 months now since i lost my partner Jools (Julian). I dont know why but over the past month or so, every thing is so raw again and i feel as though i am starting the grieving process all over again. I thought i was doing so well.....getting on with my life. putting the past behind me...
  • 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...
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