April 8, 2013

The National Association Of Laryngectomee Clubs

The National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs are a UK wide organisation who are here to help and support people who have had a laryngectomy. WHAT IS AN LARYNGECTOMY?   Laryngectomy means the removal of the larynx or voice box. A laryngectomee is a person who has had this essential and life saving operation – a

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The Ben Walton Trust

The Ben Walton Trust

WHO ARE THE BEN WALTON TRUST?   The Ben Walton Trust was formed in 1996 to commemorates the memory of Ben Walton and his year long battle with Oral Cancer.  Ben was only 22 years old when he died and the Ben Walton Trust were founded to honour his memory and also to help others facing

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Nice And Sign

WHO ARE NICE AND SIGN?   NICE stands for the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence and SIGN stands for Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Essentially, both these organisations exist to set guidelines for treatment and care for patients and professionals in the NHS in England and Wales (NICE)  and also in Scotland (SIGN) . We are highlighting them

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Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust

WHAT IS THYROID CANCER? The thyroid lives in the front part of the neck, just beneath the “Adam’s Apple” and is responsible for how the body uses energy, creates proteins and controls the body’s sensitivity to other hormones. The thyroid can be affected by malignant (cancerous) tumours. There are 4 areas which can become affected

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