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  • Forum Post: Return of Taste

    Hi, my name is Paul I have just found out about this community site. Can anyone help? I had 6 weeks of Radiotherapy for Tonsil Cancer which finished on Christmas Eve. I have had one scan and I was told everything was excellent. It's now over 3 months ago and I am still struggling to eat properly...
  • 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...
  • Forum Post: Re: A cry for help - over a common cold!

    Hi there, Sorry if this is stating the obvious, but I thought that the flu jab was to protect against flu, not colds? They are different viruses, and I think that even a different strain of flu would get through. The jab is probably fine, it is just that we have all caught something else. (I have...
  • Forum Post: Re: First day of chemotherapy

    Hello Clive, Joycee is quite right; everyone is different, and there is no standard reaction to the treatment or the drugs. I had 30 sessions of RT and 6 of chemo (one each week), and I found that the chemo was both long days and left me with some nausea, even after I had taken the anti-emetics...
  • Forum Post: First day of chemotherapy

    I have my first session of radiotherapy and chemo on the 27th this month. I was wondering how quickly the chemotheraphy can affect one abilities as against the radiotheraphy which I have been told I will feel the same after as when I went in. In other words there is no immediate effect. Is chemotheraphy...
  • Forum Post: Throat radiation - Learning to swallow properly (years after initial treatment)

    Hi there, I had Hogkinsons in 2008: a gland removed under my right jaw and then 5 weeks of radiotherapy on the head and neck area. All went well. I was told about a few basic swallowing exercises (Royal Marsden – on NHS) which I performed for a bit. However over time I stopped using the right...
  • 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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