I was diagnosed with adenoid carcinoma in January 2019. I had flu like symptoms for sometime last year, but a little lump came up near my nose/eye. I thought it was just an infection & so did my GP & prescribed antibiotics. But lump increased & GP realised there was an underlying problem. January 2019, she referred me to specialist Dr Daniel McCormick, who immediately arranged that I have my operation at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, attended by a team of specialists. Operation was successful. Medication unfortunately had horrible side effects. But that is not my issue, I am back in Hobart. I commenced my first radiation treatment yesterday. I would like to get feedback from other people about their experiences. I was given a list of all the things that can go wrong & that plays over & over in my mind.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.