What to do with my Radiotherapy tattoo?

When I had my planning CT ….so long ago, it seems, I got dotted with this! Why couldn’t they at least have got it central? I’ve mithered about what I should do with it for a while. The obvious choices were to leave it or have it removed. Not so simple though. It’s part ofContinue reading “What to do with my Radiotherapy tattoo?”

A History of Radiotherapy to celebrate British Science Week

Some science about Radiotherapy. A lovely presentation by Rad_Chat who produce radiographer led oncology podcasts https://linktr.ee/radchat They are really worth checking out for some interesting stuff. More links at the bottom of this post Just recently they had an interview with a lovely chap called JJ about his experience with cancer. It’s here https://radchat.transistor.fm/74 andContinue reading “A History of Radiotherapy to celebrate British Science Week”


Today is my fourth Anniversary of treatment end. Something to celebrate? Or something to just note down in the blog on the way to the MAGIC FIVE years?  Or maybe something to use as a vehicle to explore how to cope with life after treatment? Please don’t call me a cancer survivor, a hero, aContinue reading “SURVIVORSHIP”

International Day of Medical Physics

Today is The International Day of Medical Physics So I thought I might start with a physics joke Then I thought I might add some pretty pictures Ending with a really cool picture of protons travelling through gelatine Which takes me to some interesting education. This week saw the Swallows International Head and Neck CancerContinue reading “International Day of Medical Physics”

A celebration

A message I got from a friend so touched me There is a Facebook group called Young Tongues. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=young%20tongues%20private%20group They are fairly new and need more members so take a look….but I digress My friend sent me this picture of the cake a young lady’s boyfriend gave her for her six months after treatment forContinue reading “A celebration”

Post Treatment Follow Up Trial PETNECK2

Research Question: Does PETCT-guided, patient-initiated follow-up result in similar overall survival compared to current post-treatment routine surveillance for head and neck cancer (HNC) patients? International guidelines recommend regular routine follow-up, aiming to detect recurrences early and enable successful re-treatment. This regimen is effective at detecting recurrences. However, because detection rates are low in asymptomatic patientsContinue reading “Post Treatment Follow Up Trial PETNECK2”