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Gran aims for first marathon after gruelling throat cancer battle

A throat and tongue cancer sufferer was told by a medic to ‘gargle TCP’ before being diagnosed with the deadly illness. Victoria Workman, 57, was left outraged by the dismissive comment made by a consultant as she battled horrific pain in her throat and mouth. The retired children’s work manager recalled how the same medic told

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Harry Potter star raises £880 for the Throat Cancer Foundation

An actress who starred in Harry Potter has raised an incredible £880 for the Throat Cancer Foundation after her dad’s heartbreaking battle with the disease. Sunderland star Anna Murray, 27, recently completed the Great North Run in just two hours and 20 minutes to celebrate the fact her dad Michael, 59, was given the all

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The psychological impact of head and neck cancers

With ‘Things that give me anxiety’ trending today on Twitter, we thought it was important to delve into the psychological impact of head and neck cancers. In partnership with patient groups The Swallows and the Mouth Cancer Foundation, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS),  has announced the results from a patient survey into the psychological impact of head

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Throat Cancer Foundation launches new communications team

The Throat Cancer Foundation has appointed former national newspaper journalist Lisa Boyle as head of the charity’s brand new PR & Communications team. We are currently in the process of expanding our organisation and we will be looking to promote all of our latest fundraising campaigns, events and charity news through a mix of local,

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4 Days To Go!

Writing that down and saying it out loud still doesn’t make it feel like it’s real. I truly can’t believe that I will be running the London Marathon on Sunday. I have always joked with my friends about doing this, but never did I imagine it would actually happen – especially bearing in mind the

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20 Days To Go…

I have just received my official bib number and my goodness, everything suddenly feels so real. Yesterday, I completed my last long practice run and managed 18 miles. They suggest hitting maximum 20, and for a non-runner I am pretty pleased with what I have managed to achieve. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll

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Megan’s Final Few Weeks

4 weeks go to! Just four weeks, I can’t believe how quickly the big day has come around. I’m not sure I entirely feel ready yet, but I suppose I have a couple more practice runs left in me. The runs are getting tougher and tougher, and committing to a 15 mile run on a

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