Dave's story

Former pipe smoker Dave was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue in early 2008 when his GP found a large lump during a routine check-up. The former teacher underwent 28 gruelling sessions of radiotherapy and five sessions of chemotherapy. He also had a radical neck dissection, a long and complicated procedure which involved cutting from the back of his ear, down his neck and across his chest looking for cancerous cells.

Very sadly Dave died in 2018 of a non-cancer related illness, but in 2016 he used his experiences to to warn people to quit.

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