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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Call for More Fundraisers

Prevention and early diagnosis are two of the most important tools we have when it comes to saving lives, for those affected by throat cancers. When detected and referred early enough we see survival rates as high as 95%. Too often, people either ignore or dismiss the warning signs, leading to a later-stage diagnosis. This ultimately

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HPV and Throat Cancer Guides get major endorsements

The Throat Cancer Foundation (TCF) is delighted to announce major endorsements for our ‘HPV and Throat Cancer’ guides, from two of the UK’s leading organisations responsible for delivering and supporting head and neck cancer services. The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) and The British Association of Head and Neck Oncology Nurses (BAHNON)

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Friends take on 42km Challenge after father beats throat cancer

In the summer of 2019, Kelsey Dodd’s dad, found a lump in his neck while on holiday. A quick diagnosis established he had a throat cancer and would face several months of aggressive radiotherapy and chemotherapy. His intensive treatment finished just 2 days after Christmas that year and as a result, he lost nearly all

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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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