A beautifully honest and in-depth account of her experience with bone cancer in her jaw.
Medical student Carissa Watt was just 23 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer in her jawbone. Carissa had a numbness in her jaw following a slight flu which lingered too long. Even though she was a medical student, she wasn’t expecting the diagnosis of high grade osteosarcoma which is a rare type of bone cancer.
Before long, she was undergoing an 11-hour operation to remove and reconstruct part of her jaw. Carissa was looking down a long road of treatment that included collecting and freezing her eggs to preserve her fertility, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and more surgery.
Carissa Watt talks frankly in this beautifully honest and in-depth account of her experience with bone cancer in her jaw.
“It takes a really special person to work specifically in head and neck cancer, being able to give all of that practical care... alongside with giving patients a sense of dignity”.
Covering every part of the process, from diagnosis to treatment, surgery and recovery. Carissa relates her personal journey and the challenges she faced with head and neck cancer. Listen to Carissa's story here .
Thank you Carissa for sharing your story.
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