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

  • 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?

  • Rob Duncombe: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Rob Duncombe
    The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

    Medicine Optimisation in Oncology. How to achieve best value.

  • John Watkinson, MBBS, FRCS, DLO, MSc: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    John Watkinson, MBBS, FRCS, DLO, MSc
    BUPA Cromwell Hospital

    Consultant ENT Surgeon

  • Profess Liz Ward: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Profess Liz Ward
    Centre for Functioning and Health Research, Metro South Hospital and Health Service, and The Univers

    Laryngectomy rehabilitation: Opportunities for improving speech pathology supports via telehealth

  • Professor Patricia Price: Speaking at the Oncology Convention

    Professor Patricia Price
    Action Radiotherapy

    Action Radiotherapy -a charity for radiotherapy patients and professionals.