The human side of the cure. Read Ross's story after being diagnosed with tongue cancer.
"I hope this helps just one person who has to go through what I went through." Read Stephen's story.
“Every extra day is a great day” Arthur Grech, twice cancer survivor.
Read Arthur's Story.
A keen Golfer, John Lind relates his cancer story and how to get back in the swing of things. Read John's story.
"I am a bit of a patchwork girl now. Made up of bits and pieces. And I don’t mind too much, it means I’m alive.”

Read Lora’s story here.
Carissa Watt talks frankly in this beautifully honest and in-depth account of her experience with
bone cancer in her jaw, from diagnosis to treatment, surgery and recovery. Watch Carissa's story
She had worked in cancer research her whole career, but never heard of the type of cancer she was diagnosed with. Read Usha’s story here.

Since his diagnosis in 2004, Marty Doyle has been a passionate advocate for head and neck cancer bringing people togther to share their experiences. Read Marty's story. 
Tiel Lillehagen knew he was in good hands at Peter Mac in Melbourne but worried about the side effects of treatment. Read Tiel's story.
New gums and a smile to be proud of! Denyse has meticulously documented her cancer journey since she was diagnosed in May 2017, click here to read her story.
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.
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. 

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