A former professional triathlete and non-smoker with no family history of cancer, Helen couldn't believe it when she was told she had tongue cancer. Read Helen's story.
"Walking out on that last day after radiotherapy, my mask in hand, was exhilarating," read Veronica's story.
Caitlin was a first-year medical student when her father was diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Read Caitlin's story.
Read Julie's story about her experience with oropharyngeal cancer.
Listen to Nabil talk about his experience with tonsil cancer. 
Listen to Amanda talk about her cancer experience.
Listen to Gary talk about the importance of mouthcare. 
Read about Brad's story with tongue cancer and find out more about his friends Boss and family. 

Personal stories

Scroll through the photos above to listen and read about some patients and carers sharing their experience with head and neck cancer.

Share your story

Sharing your head and neck cancer experience can provide comfort and courage to others.
Real life stories may encourage people to:

  • Get symptoms checked by their GP
  • Provide hope and support to people who may be going through a difficult time
  • Highlight the importance of early detection and symptoms to look out for

Personal stories also help Beyond Five engage with the public and may encourage someone to make a donation or take part in a fundraising event.
If you’d like to share your story please call us on 02 8598 8514 or email contact@beyondfive.org.au.