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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Marc Head sitting in his garden

A 14-Year Journey of Resilience, Peg Feeding, and Inspirational Optimism

Head and Neck Cancer patient, Marc Head, reflects on his experience with his diagnosis and treatment. His story reveals the…

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A Journey of Faith, Hope, and Second Chances by Immaculate Nilani Jeyakumar

Nilani Jeyakumar In September 2022, my life took an unexpected turn when I was struck by excruciating ear pain. Little…

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Andrew playing the last post at Oxford United

Andrew’s Resilience: A Trumpeter’s Triumph Over Adversity

In a remarkable display of resilience and dedication to his craft, trumpeter Andrew took to the pitch at Oxford United’s…

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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.…

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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 oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a form of head and…

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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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