Chris Curtis

The Swallows Head & Neck Cancer Charity

My life before Friday, 13th May 2011; I had recently remarried and was settling down to a nice life with everything to look forward to. I was working in Sales & Marketing management and really enjoying my life. Married with two step children and two from my previous marriage, children are everything as they keep you grounded.

My dreams for the future were to build to a happy retirement and enjoy life to the full.

How one word can change your life ‘Cancer’ Friday, 13th May 2011 @ 11am, I was diagnosed with Throat Cancer and my world fell apart. First thing I thought was ‘I am going to die, and I am going to lose my special wife Sharon, family and friends!

I can remember the consultant saying, ‘The Biopsy was positive, you have CANCER’ the next thing to happen my mind went blank

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A patient’s journey ‘Cancer to the palace in 6yrs’

Will talk about my Head & Neck cancer journey, vision of the Swallows Support Group and how within 6 years I end up in the palace receiving an MBE for the charity.

EVEN MORE SEMINARS

  • Mohamed Torky: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Mohamed Torky
    Hospital Germans Trias i pujol. Barcelona. Spain

    Role of Radial-EBUS in diagnosis of lung cancer.

  • Dr Ioanna Nixon: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Dr Ioanna Nixon
    Beatson West of Scotland Cancer center, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    When the oncologist meets the patient: value of compassion. How well are we doing?

  • Mylaine Riobe MD, FABOIM, FACOG: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Mylaine Riobe MD, FABOIM, FACOG
    Riobe Institute of Integrative Medicine

    Cancer is not random! Evolving mechanisms for cancer causation and prevention

  • Prof Adam Waldman: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Prof Adam Waldman
    MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine CANCER RESEARCH UK Imaging

    Biomarkers in Adult Glioma

  • Professor Alex Mirnezami: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Professor Alex Mirnezami
    University of Southampton

    Biomarkers of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and their clinical relevance in colorectal cancer