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I wanted to share a recent blog about the FDA approval of a 2nd "tissue agnostic" cancer drug. All patients should understand this emerging shift in how cancer can be treated. Its happening quickly, will create confusion, take awhile to be incorporated into how doctors evaluate and manage a cancer, [...]
Mon, Sep 24 5:57am · @brodar1971 · Excess thick mucous following radiation treatment laryngeal cancer
I had 35 radiation sessions in 2010 to eradicate laryngeal cancer. Since then I have had excess mucous build up that sometimes almost chokes me. It is embarrassing to be in public and have to cough up this thick somewhat opaque substance and either spit it out (gross) or into [...]
I got diagnosed with head and neck cancer and started treatment April 24, 2017..I remember coming on this site and reading about others experiences, and it helped me tremendously..I had alot of unknown fear, and I did not know what to expect, because everyone's experience and healing is different..if there [...]
Mon, Sep 24 6:04am · @888661 · HOPE! I was 4 Stage 4 plus nano pharyngeal tumor, and given few weeks
there's hope! for head and neck cancers, I was a stage 4 plus , very advanced naso-pharyngeal tumor, big as my hand, inoperable , given few weeks to live. Today is two years and few weeks, I survived the evil, if anyone needs help, I can help, I swear! god [...]
Tue, Aug 21 9:32am · @karen1125 · 80 yo mother just dx with base of tongue cancer spread to 4 lymph node
My mother is fairly active. She was just recently dx with base of tongue cancer and has spread to 4 lymph nodes. She lives independently. I’m looking at the tx options and I cannot see my mom making it with a feeding tube at this point in her life. The [...]
Hi all, I have been reading studies showing that diabetes type 2 drug METFORMIN may have some impact on shrinking tumors and increasing over all survival. I am wondering if anyone here is taking/has taken this drug and has any comments. Do you think its helping? Have you had any [...]
I am asking for a close friend who had surgery in Aug.2017 for cancers in her mouth and neck area. Cancers in her throat were next to her voice box but they did not have to remove her voice box. Since this surgery she has not been able to swallow [...]
After multiple radiation sessions following multiple chemo treatments my wife’s neck has an open wound under her ear. It is about the size of a half-dollar. She’s had it for about two years so far and it is getting marginally better under treatments with Santyl ointment and occasional Medihoney. The [...]
My husband has a laryngectomy last August and two PET scans have just shown cancer in lymph nodes in his neck and thoracic area. Can anyone offer any insight about treatment? The one doctor said further tests would be need to see if thoracic nodes are even operable. Radiation is [...]
I have salivary gland cancer stage 4. It has metastized to both lungs. I had my submaxiallary gland removed, a neck dissection and two more surgeries. I had 33 radiation treatments. My radiation doctor told me there was a 96 percent chances I would be cured. About 6 months later [...]
Mon, Jul 30 2:41pm · @beakmom · How long after treatment ends will my taste buds be screwed up?
I find myself becoming very depressed every time I try to eat, and the food tastes like bitter sawdust. Then I CAN'T eat. I am a "live to eat" rather than a "eat to live" personality. They are placing a feeding tube today, so I won't lose weight. But I'm [...]
My wife is in her sixth year fighting cancer that spread from the back of her throat to nearby lymph nodes to nearby behind her ear canal. The multiple tumors have been defeated one at a time with radiation, chemo, and multiple immunotherapies (many in trials). Now the cancer is [...]