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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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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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Jul 14, 2014 · @kavita · hey my dad,67yr old,having twice oral cancer,treated with surgery,chemo n radiotherapy with [...]

hey my dad,67yr old,having twice oral cancer,treated with surgery,chemo n radiotherapy with brachytherapy...in last 8yrs...has shown up with liver metastasis,with a few lung n spleen lesions also...probably few is it...can somebody suggest some practical guides or some music therapy or other so that he suffers less...thanks... [...]

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Jul 11, 2014 · @andyc · Hi. I'm Andy. I was diagnosed on Valentines day with ARMS. A [...]

Hi. I'm Andy. I was diagnosed on Valentines day with ARMS. A tumor in my right maxillary sinus and several lymph nodes involved in my right neck. I've had a round of chemotherapy and surgery. I'm starting my second round of chemotherapy and radiation. I tolerated the chemotherapy very well. [...]

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Jul 13, 2014 · @emessev · Hi everybody, i'm new here and diagnosed parotid gland cancer 2 months [...]

Hi everybody, i'm new here and diagnosed parotid gland cancer 2 months ago. Tumor is in parotid gland including the facial nerve and a few adjacent lymph nodes. No distant spread found on pet-ct. As the primary cure is surgery for this cancer i had surgery with ready patologyst . [...]

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Jul 25, 2014 · @tweetskat · First time here...my husband has been diagnosed with throat and neck cancer. [...]

First time here...my husband has been diagnosed with throat and neck cancer. Wanting to know what survival rate is for this type. He is strong and very positive but I want to know some facts to see what we are about to go in to. This all just feels so [...]

Posted by @tweetskat, Jun 19, 2014

Thank you Possum for sharing. Knowing others have went on this journey is
comforting…not for the ones who endured it but comforting to know we have
a huge chance of beating this. Yeah the swallowing part is really getting
to my husband already with the tonsils out. Frustrating when it […]

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Apr 18, 2014 · @cancerconnect · Check out this video from The James on head and neck cancer [...]

Check out this video from The James on head and neck cancer http://youtu.be/OBeb8a7G4YA [...]

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