From Cancer to the Palace in Six Years – Chris Curtis, Friday 16 November 1430-1530
Chris Curtis is a Head & Neck Cancer Survivor, World Cancer Advocate and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCLAN School of Health Sciences. This presentation links to GDC Development Outcome A.
Awareness and education around Head & Neck Cancer
- Patient insight to the Cancer Pathway
- Education from a patient view
- What are the challenges in survivorship
- Living with side effects
How one word can change your life – ‘Cancer’. Friday, 13th May 2011 @ 11am, I was diagnosed with Throat Cancer and my world fell apart. My first thought was “I am going to die and lose my special wife Sharon, family and friends!” I remember the consultant saying “The Biopsy was positive, you have CANCER” – the next thing to happen, I can only relate to a ‘Blue Screen on a PC’ ; my mind went blank and I can’t remember anything else (Information Overload) that day or for the following week until my treatment started.
My cancer journey has been sometimes low and other times high, now I am living the dream. Come and take a seat on my cancer journey and see how I got to the Palace and tour the world.