Patient Journey

Robert’s HPV cancer story

I am going to begin my story a little different; I am going to tell you what I would to about HPV. Then you can have it.  I want to educate families about Throat Cancer/HPV.  It is bad stuff really bad stuff.  I cannot understand why families do not vaccinate their children for the HPV

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Jeff’s Story

I was 53 and towards the end of February 2016 I went to my Doctor with a sore throat which he thought was ‘Classic Tonsillitis’.  However, after about 2 months and on my 3rd round of antibiotics, I was referred to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) consultant at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI).  Unfortunately, the

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Geoff’s Journey Through Head & Neck Cancer

In the beginning. I was coming to the end of my 15-year engagement with British Aerospace in Saudi Arabia when I started getting a husky voice and I was also hospitalised for a few days due to flaking out a couple of times. After returning to the UK, upon retirement, I became a little bored

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Mark’s story

In February 2014 I started experiencing earache, so my doctor prescribed antibiotics, which I took for a few months hoping they would clear it up.  They didn’t, and the earache returned so the doctor then referred me to my local Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department. The week before my appointment I found a lump

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Patient Journey: Paul Younger

Paul Younger, 53, was diagnosed with tonsillar throat cancer caused by HPV in January. He is sharing his personal diary detailing his treatment and it’s effect on his life with the Mail on Sunday and you can read it here. Please note that this is a very honest personal account which includes the effects that treatment

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Patient Journey: David Beattie

David Beattie, 58, was diagnosed with throat cancer in June 2009. Now in remission, he shares his story of treatment in both Glasgow and London. How were you first alerted to your cancer? I noticed a lump that had appeared at the side of my neck, and I went to my doctor to have it

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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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