Oral Presentation COSA-IPOS Joint Scientific Meeting 2012

A personal account of head and neck cancer (#107)

Marty Doyle 1
  1. Head & Neck Cancer Support Group Brisbane, Ashgrove, Qld, Australia

In 2004 Marty Doyle was diagnosed with Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma with an Occult Primary. It took 3 months to finalise the exact diagnosis.

He then underwent 35 days of Radiation and 3 weeks of Cisplatin and 5FU Chemo Therapy.

Things have changed a great deal over the last 8 years but some things still remain the same.

We are still trying to manage a number of Doctors and Nurses of differing disciplines and it can be very confusing as we go through the treatment and beyond. What is working and what is not.

For the last 7 years Marty has been the Co-Convenor of the Head and Neck Cancer Support Group in Brisbane.

Marty will not only give you his personal experiences of the diagnosis and treatment of his Cancer but also some experiences from other Head and Neck Cancer Survivors.

If you have any questions feel free to call me on 0419 708 188.