HPV Tonsil Cancer,awaiting treatment.

Hi everyone,

I was diagnosed just before Christmas (not the best Christmas present I’ve ever received!). The Cancer is in my left tonsil and has spread to a lymph node in my neck. The good news is the oncology consultant is confident he can fully cure it. I start radiotherapy & chemotherapy on the 7/2 for 6 weeks. The NHS team have already been amazing!

Any tips on preparing for the treatment & during the treatment? I’ve not had radiotherapy or chemo before. I’ve been given loads of great info by the hospital already. However  theres nothing better than lived experience. 

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community

    I'm sorry to read that you were diagnosed with cancer just before Christmas and I know what a shock it must have been for you.

    As the online community is divided up into different support groups I'm going to recommend that you join the head and neck cancer group which is a great place to ask questions, share experiences and get support about this type of cancer and it's treatment.

    To join just click on the link I've created and then choose 'click to join' or 'join' (depending on the device you're using) on the page that opens. You can then introduce yourself and post in the same way as you did here and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'. 

    When you feel ready, it would be great if you could pop something about your diagnosis and treatment into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

    If you have any difficulty navigating the community just drop me a reply and I'll be pleased to help


    What is a Community Champion?

     "Never regret a day in your life, good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience"
  • Hi Latchbrook,

    thank you so much for getting in touch & all the info that’s very kind. I’ve joined the group as you suggested and I’ve read some of the threads. I really like your profile so I’ll use the same format. If nothing else it gives me a record of my journey.

    thanks sgain.

  • You're very welcome and I hope you find this a supportive community.


    What is a Community Champion?

     "Never regret a day in your life, good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience"