Should I have a PEG feed for throat cancer?

If you’re reading this, there’s a chance that either you or someone you care for has cancer and has been told they may need to have a peg feed for throat cancer recovery. First of all, sorry to learn that. It’s a scary time for you. I know from experience what you are going through. […]

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Radiotherapy for throat cancer – Week 3

This weekend my dad came round for dinner. Now into week three of the radiotherapy for throat cancer, the side effects of the treatment are beginning to show, but he’s still generally well and able to go about his daily life as normal, despite feeling tired most of the time.   Thick saliva and mucus […]

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Radiotherapy: the first day

So today my dad had his first dose of radiotherapy for his throat cancer. It’s the first of 30 sessions. He said he didn’t feel anything. He simply lay on the bed of the linear accelerator (that’s the name of the machine which delivers the strong dose of radiation). He said the most difficult part […]

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Radiotherapy for throat cancer

As my dad progressed in his treatment, it became closed to the day when he would start 3 months of radiotherapy for throat cancer. When we initially found out he would need radiotherapy, I immediately turned to the internet to find out more about it (I knew nothing previously). The first video I watched was […]

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Throat Cancer – a blog of my dad’s fight of the Big C

In September 2016, my mum came to my work to give me and my sister the devastating news: your dad has throat cancer and he has to have major surgery to remove the tumour. Prognoses at this point was unknown, but there was talk of possible nerve damage and even removal of his voicebox. She […]

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