Suzanne is now four years into her recovery but her intensive treatment regimen has had lasting effects.
“I still go to the hospital for a check up. I have quite a few lasting effects from the treatment,” she explained.
Suzanne continued: “It took me over a year to feel any sense of normality. I lost four and a half stone of weight.
“I have lymphoedema in my neck and fibrosis in my neck from my operation and I have treatment for that every six weeks.”
The mum-of-two also has an overactive thyroid from the damage caused by the radiotherapy.
“I have very few saliva glands so I have a very dry mouth and I suffer from fatigue.”