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At the age of 70 to find that I had ‘abnormal cells’ on my voice box came as a huge shock. As a non-smoker, mile a day swimmer, ex racing driver who has looked after themselves I never ‘thought it would happen to me’ but it did!

In 2013 at the age of 69 I noticed, as did my wife, that I had developed an annoying clearing of the throat, and the tone of my voice had changed. Having had a close family friend die very recently of throat cancer I thought I would ‘get checked out’ by the GP, who subsequently referred me to the ENT department at the QMC. Initially having had a scope down my throat I was told I definitely ‘didn’t have throat cancer’ however this scope was viewed by the naked eye as opposed projected onto a screen.              

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Hello there,

I would like to share my experience with anyone that may find this helpful and encourage them to remain positive throughout. Almost two years ago I was unfortunately diagnosed with throat cancer but after successful throat surgery I am currently in remission. During this time I have naturally encountered both positive and negative emotions, which is all perfectly normal. On taking stock of my situation I decided to try and be as positive in my life as possible!              

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jacquelineJacqueline was diagnosed with cancer and unfortunately needed an emergency tracheostomy which she had in place for 3 months. Her patient story is about her experience as a patient with a tracheostomy and the excellent care she received during her cancer journey. Jacqueline is now well and works as a senior nurse here at NUH.              

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