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An Encounter With the Big “C”

So where have I been for two years? Well, I had a brush with cancer. Throat cancer. Around the same time, as it happens, as a couple, more famous folk suffered the same thing: Danny Baker, a London DJ; and Michael Douglas, of whome you’ve probably heard; and Christopher Hitchens, the controversialist.¬†Christopher Hitchens sadly didn’t make it. The rest of “us” are doing OK.

Mine began with a persistent sore throat, which I medicated in the usual way. The crucial thing though, apart from the persistence – and the thing that my doctors missed – was that it was consistently asymmetric – always worse on one side of my throat and always the same side.

So what did the medical profession do? Well …

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2 thoughts on “An Encounter With the Big “C”

  1. Richard Daley

    I think the really usful point you make is that the sore throat was consistently asymmetric. Something that sounds like a possiblke clue to it not being a sore throat. Have you discussed whether this is a symptom not always seen with a sore throat with a doctor since your diagnosis?

    1. The Locksmith

      Not as such. It was my French father-in-law, who’s a retired diagnostician (and disturbingly like TV’s Gregory House). His first question was ‘Is it symmetric?’

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