Richard Davies | Throat Cancer Survivor

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Richard Davies, Throat cancer survivor
“Back in 2007 I was traveling to Gulf Shores and ate some Cracker Jacks while I was in the car. After that I started having an annoying feeling in my throat. I thought I had gotten a popcorn husk stuck in my throat, but it persisted.

My doctor was out of town, so I saw a different doctor who prescribed antibiotics. While I was taking the antibiotics my throat got significantly worse. I returned to see my regular doctor who immediately made me an appointment with a throat specialist.

I saw the specialist the week before Christmas. He was certain that I had cancer, and asked if I wanted to go to UAMS. I told him yes.

I had surgery on Jan. 2, followed by radiation. I am so blessed. It was a very aggressive cancer, but I never missed a day of work during my treatment. It’s so important to keep your mind focused on something positive while you’re experiencing something like cancer.”

Richard Davies
Throat cancer survivor
White Hall, Ark.

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