Oracle Cancer Trust

Step up for head and neck cancer patients

Thousands of people had their diagnosis and treatment for head and neck cancer delayed during lockdown. Now they're being diagnosed later than ever, people need more support and better treatment options to help them survive and thrive

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1142037)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£30,000

Amount raised

£27,200

Donations

69

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Thousands of people had their diagnosis and treatment for head and neck cancer delayed during lockdown. Now they're being diagnosed later than ever, people need more support and better treatment options to help them survive and thrive. We know people need more and better help suited to their needs now and we need to step up to ensure the treatments are effective for late stage diagnosis and people are supported through their cancer journey

Solution

We want to kick start a brand new research programme to meet the needs of people being diagnosed with head and neck cancer since the pandemic and listen to the needs of these patients and develop new ways to support them with specialist information and support when they need it

  • Because there are organisations out there like Oracle, there are solutions we don't know about but (our oncologist) does. Without the support of organisations like Oracle, we won't have a solution for Helen.

    — Graham Davies

  • I was 21 years old when I had a tumour removed from my face. I feel now, having had such successful and rapid treatment that it was almost like a bad dream. I want to share my story to encourage others, because success stories do happen.

    — Emily Benton