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Jon Organ’s experience of living with a laryngectomy

I wake at 6 am load my nebuliser mask up and sit for 1.5 hours to clear my trachea from the night’s dryness.  This allows me to breath. Once done, I then moisturise a lot on my head, face, and neck.  I change my base plate that holds my Heat Moisture Exchange (HME) on to

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Even Rock Singers Train Their Vocal Chords

Late in 2022 we were approached by the owner of a pub in Macclesfield, Called ‘The Swan with Two Necks’ telling us they would like to support us, as part of one of their music events in April.  The reason they were doing thing was because the brother, Steven of the owner, Wendy was diagnosed

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Throat Cancer Foundation appoints new Ambassador, Jon Organ

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jon Organ, as one of our Ambassadorial team.   Here is his personal story about how he was diagnosed with a throat cancer and faced one of the toughest decisions he ever had to make… _______________________________________________________________________ My name is Jon Organ.  I’m a 57 year old builder that

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Remembering Wonderful Betty Lang

Betty sadly passed away on December 19th 2019, aged 73.  A mum to three daughters, loving wife, and doting grandmother of six. She was a very caring, loving mum and a good-natured person generally.  When she was first diagnosed with throat cancer in 1993, she never complained it, all she wanted was to see her

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A Wreck Inside, But Never Admitted

A series of short poems by Jon Organ, shared with openness about his experience and his inner thoughts during his throat cancer treatment. Follow Jon on Instagram: @jonscancerlarydiary Honest thoughts about my throat cancer treatment This corridor of hope beckons ahead. Lungs puffed with air, head full of dread. Elongated lights our landing strip high.

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My mouth is like the Bermuda Triangle

By Yvonne McClaren Your mouth ‘floor’ is a topic I can almost guarantee you have never raised in polite conversation. Surgically removed tongue during head & neck cancer treatment whether a little or a lot, will provide an endless array of ‘taken for granted’ experiences that will be sorely missed. Like an old and trusted

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