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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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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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Partick Thistle FC And Queen Of The South

We are absolutely delighted to have been invited by Partick Thistle Football Club to collect donations at the Ramsden Cup Final , between the two titans of the Scottish game Partick Thistle FC and Queen of The South FC. These two clubs are both riding high at the moment with Queen of The South clinching

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My Name Is Not Cancer

WHO ARE MNINC? My Name Is Not Cancer® was established in 2011 and their aim is to empower anyone affected by cancer, helping them retain identity and a sense of self in the face of adversity, whether newly diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment, recovered or life limited; regardless of age, gender, faith or culture – helping

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Maggies Centres

WHAT DO MAGGIE’S CENTRES DO?   Maggie’s are about empowering people to live with, through and beyond cancer by bringing together professional help, communities of support and building design to create exceptional centres for cancer care. Maggie’s Centres are for anyone affected by cancer. They are places where people are welcome whenever they need us

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