HPV

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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Steve Bergman Appointed as Ambassador

In 2015, aged just 56, saw Steve Bergman, diagnosed with a stage 4 HPV related throat cancer.  This came as a complete shock to him, as he had kept himself fit and healthy over the years, enjoying running and cycling and eating a good diet. More surprises were in store for Steve.  When he was

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Victoria Workman Appointed as Patient Ambassador

Patient Ambassador – Victoria Workman, Worthing In 2012, Victoria Workman, retired ‘Children’s Work Manager’, and grandma of two was diagnosed with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related throat cancer. She had been experiencing choking sensations, along with an awful cold that would not shift, and her mouth was in a lot of pain.  It was her

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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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Grandmother told ‘kissing’ could have caused HPV related throat cancer set to abseil Spinnaker Tower to raise awareness for life changing disease

A grandmother who is set to abseil down ‘Spinnaker Tower’ in Portsmouth in September in honour of fellow throat cancer survivors has opened up about the lack of awareness surrounding HPV-related throat cancers and also the impact both the disease and diagnosis had on her. Victoria Workman, 59, told how she was grilled with personal

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Centre for Regenerative Medicine hosts research students developing resource for young people to know more about HPV and the importance of being vaccinated against it

This summer, Dr Elaine Emmerson of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine will be hosting and supervising two Nuffield Research Placement students.  The S5 students are studying the perception of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine amongst young people aged 11-17.   Part of that study is an appeal to that age group to participate in short survey.

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