Patient Journey

Personal trainer opens up about HPV-related throat cancer

A personal trainer who lost three stones in weight and was left bedridden after a harrowing battle with throat cancer has spoken out about his ordeal. Jeff Bradford, 56, organised a charity fundraising event involving pals at Life and Sole gym in Forres, Moray, to take part in the Loch Ness Beast Race in aid

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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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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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