Patient Stories

We are grateful to patients who have shared their very personal stories about head and neck cancer with us. If you would like to tell us about your cancer journey please get in touch.

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Belinda Gilfoyle Story

Belinda Gilfoyle

I was lying in bed one night when it happened again

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Bob Howes Story

Bob Howes

Read how expert medical care was crucial to my recovery.

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Derek Miller

Derek Miller shares his treatment journey following his diagnosis of tonsil cancer

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Photo of Angie Bryant at her Spring fundraising ball in aid of Oracle Cancer trust in 2023

How a cycling challenge helped Angie recover from tonsil cancer treatment

In June 2010, at the age of 47, I was diagnosed with advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma in my right tonsil. The cancer had spread to the lymph nodes on both…

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phot of Caroline looking into the camera

HPV 16 Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma – a female perspective

In February 2018, I received the shocking news that I had head and neck cancer. The diagnosis came after months of investigations at Salisbury hospital for a damson-sized lump on…

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Janet West

Janet West’s story

Broadcaster Janet West shares her very personal story about her diagnosis.

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John Wilkinson

John Wilkinson’s widow pledges her support for Oracle Cancer Trust following his acclaimed book “Face Cancer” that documents his cancer journey

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Julian Gilbert story

Julian Gilbert

Julian Gilbert faced the fight of his life when he was diagnosed with throat cancer.

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Jon wearing an Oracle Cancer Trust Tshirt

Life after Lary

As Jon’s Instagram takeover for World Head and Neck Cancer Day comes to an end, he brings us up to speed on what life is like now and tells us…

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