Hi my name is Dan.
If you have just been told that you have cancer, that is bad enough, if you have been told you will lose a facial feature, and be disfigured then I have been there.
This blog site starts with my story from the first symptoms, to diagnosis and then pretty much every surgery since.
Finding out that you are going to be a Dad on the same day you are shown a picture of a huge tumour growing behind your face is something most of the planet will never encounter, it happened to me!
I could never imagine what a journey this life changing condition would set into motion. I have tried to make it informative and entertaining. Here you will read and see pictures of specific plastic surgery procedures, and my opinions and experience.
Start by reading from the beginning by clicking here
If you are affected by cancer, especially facial, and you are worried, or have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in to touch, I am here, and have written this for you.
I run a group on Facebook. It is a closed group and is a great place to share your story, get advice and support from fellow sufferers and survivors. Search for “lets face it facial cancer and disfigurement friends”
YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT IGOGGLEPATCHES@GMAIL.COM
I am an ambassador for the major charities that deal with facial cancer, disfigurement and research.
I am an ambassador to the fantastic charity Lets Face It who specialise in the support of people and families that have had the horror of facial disfiguration and head and neck cancer.
We aim to transform public attitudes towards people with an unusual appearance. Our goal is ‘face equality’ and we promote fair treatment and equal opportunities for all, irrespective of how they look. We campaign for social change: lobbying for integrated health services; influencing schools and workplaces to create more inclusive environments; and pushing for anti-discrimination protection and enforcement.
The Healing Foundation is a national charity championing the cause of people living with disfigurement and visible loss of function, by funding research into pioneering surgical and psychological healing techniques. Through research, we also raise awareness about the cause and provide information about the sources of support.
Days after the birth of Harry 2012 born Christmas day (the same as me)