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Scottish Laryngectomee Day 25th June

LARYNGECTOMEE DAY This June see’s the National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC) host an event in Glasgow for laryngectomees and their friends and families. A laryngectomy is where some or all of the larynx or voice box is removed. This is a really life changing event and something which can affect people who have had cancer of the

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Online Access To The HPV Conference In Galway

UPDATE ON ONLINE ACCESS TO CONFERENCE TOMORROW. There will be ways to follow the events at the HPV Symposium in Galway, Ireland tomorrow even if you are not on the Emerald Isle. The outline of the day is as follows. A symposium on the causal role of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in Head and Neck

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HPV And Head & Neck Cancer Symposium In Galway

HPV AND HEAD NECK CANCER SYMPOSIUM There is a few spaces left for the HPV and Head and Neck Cancer symposium being held on the 17th May in Galway, Ireland.  This is a chance to hear from some of the leading researchers, medics, economists discuss the latest issues around HPV and it’s role in head and

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Video: HPV Vaccine And It’s Benefit For Boys

WHO IS DR SHAPIRO? Dr Marla Shapiro is a breast cancer survivor and TV doctor on Canada AM, Canada’s most watched morning show. On Canada AM she has outlined why thE HPV vaccine must be given to boys as well as girls. Her arguments are compelling and we want to share them here. WHERE CAN

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Acupuncture Helps Patients With Dry Mouth

A recent study has proven that the ancient therapy of acupuncture helps patients who suffer from dry mouth after radiotherapy. Dry mouth is sometimes called xerostomia and is one of the most common side effects for people who have had radiotherapy for a head and neck cancer? WHY DO PATIENTS GET DRY MOUTH? Patients who

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HPV Positive Cancers: A Patients Guide

HPV HEAD AND NECK CANCER: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?   What is HPV? Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a virus that can infect the skin and the mucosa (lining) of the mouth, throat, genitals, and anal area. Infections with HPV are common. Most people infected with HPV will not have any symptoms, and

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Geoff’s Patient Journey: Treatment To Recovery

In the second part of our fundraiser Geoff’s treatment journey we will go with Geoff through his treatment and his recovery. This part of the journey is hard and we have decided not to spare too much of the detail. We want this site to be as honest as possible about what treatment is like. If ,

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Geoff’s Patient Journey : Reflections

In this final section of Geoff’s patient journey ,  Geoff has reflected on his treatment and offers some thoughts and advice for anyone who is facing a new diagnosis. These are Geoff’s experiences and thoughts and may not be true for everyone. What is right is what works for an individual. There are things which

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Geoff’s Patient Journey – Symptoms And Diagnosis

One of our fundraisers Geoff Battla has kindly agreed to share his treatment journey after he was diagnosed with throat cancer. This first part will look at what symptoms Geoff had and then what happened after that. We have decided to use the Q and A format for this and hopefully Geoff’s experiences will help others going

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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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