Rad Chat

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Naman Julka-Anderson and Jo McNamara catch up with Jon Organ as part of the Living With and Beyond Cancer Series (part 28).

Discussion about Jon’s experience of head and neck cancer, laryngectomy and life after treatment.
To use this podcast as CPD, look at these reflection points: 
1) read about the signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/head-and-neck-cancer/signs-and-symptoms-of-head-and-neck-cancer 
2) reflect how different your life might be if you had a laryngectomy.
3) consider the changes Jon has had to make to his life and relationships following his treatment.
4) consider the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach for supporting someone who has had a laryngectomy.

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Links from podcast:
Life after Lary website: https://www.lifeafterlary.co.uk/ 
Macmillan Cancer Support - what is a laryngectomy: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/treatments-and-drugs/laryngectomy 
Macmillan Cancer Support - living with a laryngectomy stoma: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/impacts-of-cancer/living-with-a-laryngectomy-stoma 
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy - Laryngeal Surgery: https://www.slt.co.uk/conditions/voice-problems/laryngeal-surgery/ 
Cancer Research UK speaking after a laryngectomy: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/laryngeal-cancer/living-with/speaking-after-laryngectomy 
Swallow’s Head and Neck Charity: https://theswallows.org.uk/ 
Throat Cancer Foundation: https://www.throatcancerfoundation.org/ 
ATOS - for people living with a neck stoma: https://www.atosmedical.co.uk/ 

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