The psychological impact of head and neck cancers

With ‘Things that give me anxiety’ trending today on Twitter, we thought it was important to delve into the psychological impact of head and neck cancers. In partnership with patient groups The Swallows and the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS),  has announced the results from a patient survey into the psychological impact of head

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Throat Cancer Foundation launches new communications team

The Throat Cancer Foundation has appointed former national newspaper journalist Lisa Boyle as head of the charity’s brand new PR & Communications team. We are currently in the process of expanding our organisation and we will be looking to promote all of our latest fundraising campaigns, events and charity news through a mix of local,

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4 Days To Go!

Writing that down and saying it out loud still doesn’t make it feel like it’s real. I truly can’t believe that I will be running the London Marathon on Sunday. I have always joked with my friends about doing this, but never did I imagine it would actually happen – especially bearing in mind the

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Julie Harmon, A carer’s story

Most of the personal stories we share are from throat cancer patients. We hear one of the most moving stories from a carer. Julie Harmon’s husband Phil was diagnosed with Tonsillar Cancer in 2014 and she kept a diary full of brutal honesty about her experience of dealing with and coping with it all. A

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20 Days To Go…

I have just received my official bib number and my goodness, everything suddenly feels so real. Yesterday, I completed my last long practice run and managed 18 miles. They suggest hitting maximum 20, and for a non-runner I am pretty pleased with what I have managed to achieve. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll

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Megan’s Final Few Weeks

4 weeks go to! Just four weeks, I can’t believe how quickly the big day has come around. I’m not sure I entirely feel ready yet, but I suppose I have a couple more practice runs left in me. The runs are getting tougher and tougher, and committing to a 15 mile run on a

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The European Oncology Convention

European Oncology Convention, London 2019

The European Oncology Convention is one of Europe’s premier trade events for oncology professionals. Bringing over 2,000 leading clinicians and researchers from the UK and Europe’s leading public and private hospitals together, the event is an excellent platform for clinicians to establish the latest developments and technology in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care of

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Dr Emmerson

Why I’m Working To Help Relieve Dry Mouth For Throat Cancer Sufferers

Dr Emmerson’s research work is aimed at relieving ‘dry mouth’ in throat cancer sufferers; a very debilitating condition often brought on as a result of radiotherapy treatment for cancer,  by regenerating salivary glands. Here she explains her very personal reasons as to why she is involved with this exciting work. My father was diagnosed with

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