Terry Simmonds Head and Neck Cancer Blog
The diary of a head and neck cancer survivor.
When I was 1st told I had Jaw cancer I thought the worst and couldn’t really see any point of keeping a diary or blogging about it.
As it is now 18 months later, I’m 6 stone lighter, the fittest I have been in 30+ years and have been declared cancer free, I thought it was time I started blogging about my experience 🙂
As it is from memory the timelines may not be exactly correct and unfortunately I can’t remember the names of all my nurses, doctors, consultants, etc. but I’ll try to keep it as accurate as possible.
The posts on the right (or bottom if you are on a mobile) are in reverse chronological so if reading them start from the bottom 1st.
I believe the technical name for what I had was T4 N1 squamous cell carcinoma of the right mandible which was treated by right hemi-mandibulectomy and right neck dissection, with free fibula flap and chemoradiotherapy.
The 1st post starts here – April 2018 – You Have Cancer
Feel free to comment or share your experiences on any post
There is also a gallery showing my monthly jaw cancer photos