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The Head and Neck CancerConnect Community is for everyone whose life has been touched by a head and neck cancer. It is a place where you can safely voice your ideas, thoughts, and concerns, benefit from the experience of others, and most importantly, realize that you are not alone. This community is for you and about you.

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Mar 25, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Feeding tube

Feeding tube Thank you everyone for your responses to my question. Should I have my feeding tube removed.  I am still on the said tube , however I am able to swallow small amounts of liquids , although not enough to sustain me. Since my last post I have been informed [...]

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Feb 18, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Nasal feeding tubes

Nasal feeding tubes I had throat surgery a week ago . Things had improved after 3 days. The pain was less and I could swallow small amounts of fluid. After having a nasal feeding tube inserted the on the 4th day, I can no longer swallow and the pain is worse [...]

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Feb 20, 2015 · @charlesdekranis1 · i was diagnosed may 2013 with head and neck and ultimately stayed [...]

i was diagnosed may 2013 with head and neck and ultimately stayed in remission (we thought, doctors too,) until this January when scans revealed stage 4 bone cancer. historically my type of cancer does not travel to the bones, but in my case did. anyone with similar experience or suggestion [...]

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Feb 13, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Head and neck

Head and neck Thank you krishnaaa and pjbeecher for your responses. I am spending my 3rd day in hospital. On Thursday tried to eat ice cream and subsequently spent all night coughing it up. I have now been placed on a nasally inserted feeding tube. I can go home when I [...]

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Feb 14, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Im in  hospital, following robotic surgery on 2 [...]

Im in  hospital, following robotic surgery on 2 tumors in the throat and on the tongue. I am not able to swallow at all and was wondering if anyone has any tips. [...]

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Oct 18, 2015 · @auntiemame · Hi all. I have squamish cell cancer of of the larynx that [...]

Hi all. I have squamish cell cancer of of the larynx that has spread to my neck lymph nodes. The largest of my tumors grew so large it is inoperable - it is attached to my carotid artery. I will start chemo (Cisplatin) 1 X per week as well as [...]

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Mar 14, 2015 · @cally47 · i have been clear of throat cancer for 3 years but still [...]

i have been clear of throat cancer for 3 years but still worry especialyat night about my breathing. [...]

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Feb 10, 2015 · @mzsadie · Hello

Hello My husband had a very large cancer tumour removed in started in the soft palet of his mouth. He went to a doctor in July of last year with a sore throat that wouldn't go away. By the time the sent him to the first inept Ears nose and throat [...]

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Jan 25, 2015 · @darryl · Hi to all, my 55 year old mate has just been diagnosed [...]

Hi to all, my 55 year old mate has just been diagnosed with Squamous cell carcinoma. It is in his voice box and the in close lymph glands. He's been told he has six months to live unless they operate. The specialist will let him know in 6 days if [...]

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Jan 22, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Head and neck

Head and neck This is my first post on this site. I have T2 and T3 squamous small cell cancer of the throat and tongue base. They are intending to treat it with radiotherapy and or laser. I am not feeling very positive about this. I would appreciate any feedback from [...]

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Jan 21, 2015 · @terry03 · at maine med cancer inst. scarbrough me.had my 4th radation an getting [...]

at maine med cancer inst. scarbrough me.had my 4th radation an getting my 1st round of cisplatin iv 100mg/m2 long day [...]

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Jan 20, 2015 · @fourlaffs · Is it typical for a recurrence of head and neck cancer? I [...]

Is it typical for a recurrence of head and neck cancer? I was diagnosed with stage 4 HPV on the base of my tongue 2013. After 40 rounds of radiation and 4 rounds of chemo I thought I put this behind me. Six months later same cancer appears on the [...]

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Oct 20, 2015 · @smbbyrne · Carcinoma in Situ of Vocal Chords and Voice Box Hi, I am [...]

Carcinoma in Situ of Vocal Chords and Voice Box Hi, I am new here and to be honest I am not sure if I should be even asking such a question seeing just how much some of you are suffering at the minute, my heart goes out to each [...]

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Dec 19, 2017 · @lmccarthy88 · I am new here and was just diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma [...]

I am new here and was just diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary gland. I have an appt with Dr Teknos at The James. Does anyone have any experience with this rare cancer? I am afraid that mine has latched on to the main facial nerve. [...]

Posted by @missbrenda, Jan 10, 2015

I was diagnosed with ACC in 2008 after what I refer to as a botched surgery on my saliva gland, I went to Dana Farber and unfortunately needed a second surgery! I received protron radiation at the University of Washington in Seattle…long story.

I have some facial scarring and unfortunately […]

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Jan 9, 2015 · @terry03 · I'AM A 59 YR OLD MALE RECENTLY DIA. W/ STAGE 3 TONSIL [...]

I'AM A 59 YR OLD MALE RECENTLY DIA. W/ STAGE 3 TONSIL CANCER.HAD TONSILS REMOVED AN SOME OF THE CANCER .WAITING FOR (PET) SCAN RESULTS AN 1ST CONSULTATION.ANY ADVICE/OPINIONS PAST EXPERIENCE WITH THIS ISSUES WOULD GREATLY BE APPRECIATED.TKS [...]

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