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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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Dec 22, 2014 · @mary_moore · Stage 4A Squamous cell carcinoma male age 34, never smoked, drank alcohol [...]

Stage 4A Squamous cell carcinoma male age 34, never smoked, drank alcohol or chewed tobacco. What are the chances of survival? [...]

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Jan 3, 2015 · @charlesdekranis1 · A tough cancer, a tough process and recovery, and a toxic financial [...]

A tough cancer, a tough process and recovery, and a toxic financial sentence for the remainder of life. this is not me bitching, just wondering how great the number of those affected really are. Grants are impossible to secure post cancer. however the treatments of oral surgery, wound care , [...]

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Nov 13, 2014 · @dianelinda · We went to the new oncologist & she was very happy Eric's [...]

We went to the new oncologist & she was very happy Eric's tumor had shrunk since his last scan. Since it had decreased & was still localized she wants to give his body a rest from chemo so his blood can rebound & his body also. In December she will [...]

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Nov 30, 2014 · @mzsadie · New to the cancer seen.

New to the cancer seen. My husband 58 years young had been a heavy smoker but had stopped in 2007. About 4months ago started with sore throat. And thrush. Never went away. Finally told me he had a hole in his throat so made him another Dr apt. He sent him [...]

Posted by @megm, Nov 7, 2014

Hi @mzsadie- so sorry that you and your husband are having to deal with this. Navigating the healthcare system can be so frustrating– I am so sorry that you had to experience delays because of insurance. How are you doing? […]

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Nov 5, 2014 · @misstaemakeurheartmelt · My grandad just had surgery on his jaw they removed 90% now [...]

My grandad just had surgery on his jaw they removed 90% now they saying he needs to do chemo for six weeks. Im confused i is basically like flpping a coin. Just asking to keep him in prayer. [...]

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Jan 2, 2015 · @tstone · My brother was just diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer. Just looking [...]

My brother was just diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer. Just looking for support and encouragement in the months ahead. [...]

Posted by @tstone, Nov 5, 2014

Thank you so much for your reply. I’m glad I found you, too. It’s going to be a rough road, but I’m praying he can get through it. His doctor has explained to him that surgery is not an option. He will be having chemo and radiation. They have to […]

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Nov 5, 2014 · @dianelinda · My husband has terminal esophageal cancer, after initial radiation & chemo he [...]

My husband has terminal esophageal cancer, after initial radiation & chemo he was clear then it came back. Its been almost 3 yrs that he has been on palliative chemo at Dana Faber & has never had a bad reaction to chemo until last month when he was getting his [...]

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Oct 29, 2014 · @kristie · Throat cancer stage 4 chemo radiation therapy. How does the care giver [...]

Throat cancer stage 4 chemo radiation therapy. How does the care giver prepare [...]

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Oct 8, 2014 · @charlesdekranis1 · Extended effects. Physical and Financial. the best advice i have is learn [...]

Extended effects. Physical and Financial. the best advice i have is learn the phrase financially and toxic. toxic. The chemo and the radiation poisoned my system from the start. very tough. 15 month's later, i just responded favorably to a friend from Wyoming/now New Mexico who invited me to float [...]

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Oct 10, 2014 · @survivor0414 · I am having extreme muscle spasms in my neck caused by radiation [...]

I am having extreme muscle spasms in my neck caused by radiation I received for head and neck cancer 3 years ago. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to manage the spasms? Also, can anyone recommend a physician or physical therapist in the Columbus, OH area who has experience [...]

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Dec 24, 2014 · @dianelinda · Advanced throat cancer, my husband was diagnosed 3 yrs. ago & had [...]

Advanced throat cancer, my husband was diagnosed 3 yrs. ago & had radiation +chemo, then carpoplatin & 5FU, erbitux & is now on Taxol. Very very sick on taxol. Anyone have any experience w/taxol? [...]

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Sep 16, 2014 · @imogen42 · My son had a swollen lymph gland removed this time last year [...]

My son had a swollen lymph gland removed this time last year which was diagnosed as secondary cancer The primary was found at the base of his tongue and treated with six weeks radiation treatment which was successful. His go now suspects that cancer may have returned and has ordered [...]

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Jul 30, 2014 · @kavita · my dad 67yrs,with primary oral,with recurrence now has mets..in lungs,liver...has been thru [...]

my dad 67yrs,with primary oral,with recurrence now has mets..in lungs,liver...has been thru a lot..n practically has no treatment options available...he sleeps 18hrs,have constipation..fever spikes..malaise...is there any suggestions? to help him in any of this..to soothe him.. [...]

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Aug 1, 2014 · @ericj · URGENT Request - Cryotherapy for Glottis tumour

URGENT Request - Cryotherapy for Glottis tumour I have a localised glottis tumour, which although not spread is expected to grow and kill me in 6 weeks. I've been given option of radiotherapy but side effects and chances are not good. I have read about cryotherapy (cryoablation) as far less evasive [...]

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Aug 3, 2014 · @ericj · Does anyone know if cryotherapy and/or photodynamic therapy could be used to [...]

Does anyone know if cryotherapy and/or photodynamic therapy could be used to treat a localised squamous cell cancer on my vocal chords (glottis); the tumour measures just over 1 inch? [...]

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