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Cosette's Story

Cosette Calder, who lives in Christchurch, had a lot to live for when she was diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Hard as her treatment was, she knew her cancer was curable and she had a five-year-old son to look after. Cosette’s early symptoms are interesting too. They show us how throat cancer can manifest itself.  

Here is her story.…

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Adam Love shares his feeding tube story

The year is 2011. I’d had the life changing journey of treatment for tongue cancer.

As part of the treatment a tracheostomy or "tracky" was installed in my throat so I could breathe. This was removed after nine months.…


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