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My mom is half way through radiation tx for oral cancer and is extremely tired is this normal? She is 82 years old. [...]
Throat operation recovery Chrisgate . I too had robotic surgery for throat cancer 3 weeks ago. I still struggle to eat and drink and need lots of water with my food to swallow. I also cough and bring up lots of mucus. However these symptoms are improving daily. [...]
Hello all...my husband is four months out of treatments and went back for his three month CT scan...got results last week and the oncologist says there is an area of concern around his thyroid. What could this mean...I know some things it could mean but wanted to know if anyone [...]
Hi, everyone I have been on before my husband is getting radiation therapy for throat cancer. He does have his good days but it's the nights that are getting to me.He takes naps during the day. I.understand I try but can't always. Well when he has a really busy day[...]
Head and neck Hya Megm, Thank you for asking about me. I was discharged from hospital on Monday. I am able to eat a soft diet washed down with plenty of water. I am due to have a smaller operation on the 10 the march. Apparently I will not need any [...]
Swallowing tube After having spent a few days wondering if my feeding tube was a benefit or hindrance. I coughed it up whilst trying porridge for the first time. I can now swallow much better and should be discharged from hospital in 2 days. I am now feeling much more independent [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]