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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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Apr 14, 2014 · @allen · what do you do if side effects dont go away even after [...]

what do you do if side effects dont go away even after 10 years thanks [...]

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Mar 29, 2014 · @sharksnest · Recently have been treated for recurrent throat cancer, first instance was in [...]

Recently have been treated for recurrent throat cancer, first instance was in the epiglottis area, second 5 years later was in the lymph nodes left side non metastasized but making it inoperable because of connective tissue around the Carotid Artery.. Last treatment was three months ago Dec. 19. Treated with [...]

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Mar 16, 2014 · @fourlaffs · Follow up radical neck dissection

Sorry for the delay it's been a whirlwind, I saw the surgeon on Monday March 3, it was a 3 hour wait full of emotional anxiety. I had 34 lymph noids removed my tumour was very aggressive and advanced stage 4. They removed a lot of shoulder muscle tissue as [...]

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Feb 28, 2014 · @fourlaffs · Hello All, I'm a 47 year old female, in the best physical [...]

Hello All, I'm a 47 year old female, in the best physical shape in my life. It wasn't always that way. I've worked hard and lost 162lbs naturally, I workout daily, eat clean, I do not smoke, take drugs, and drink occasionally. On Feb 20th 2013, my life [...]

Posted by @mrdan, Feb 26, 2014

Hello Fourlaffs, I too had the same cancer, surgery in March 2013 followed by the exact same treatment regimen that you received. At 51 I did not think this would happen to me either. I like you also felt sluggish and just tired all the time. I am in good […]

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Jan 3, 2014 · @craigandme · I WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. HOPING [...]

I WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. HOPING 2014 BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO A CURE AND PEACE UPON YOUR JOURNEY. GOD BLESS ONE AND ALL ...... [...]

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Dec 2, 2013 · @jodio · Hello, Group. I was wondering if anyone has had issues with getting [...]

Hello, Group. I was wondering if anyone has had issues with getting approvals of insurance companies for PET scans, or chemo/radiation treatments. We had an initial PET scan scheduled, but it was cancelled b/c our insurance company had not approved the procedure. This has caused us great stress and has [...]

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Sep 29, 2013 · @craigandme · HI EVERYONE, THINKING OF EVERYONE ON THIS SITE ........... HOW IS EVERYONE [...]

HI EVERYONE, THINKING OF EVERYONE ON THIS SITE ........... HOW IS EVERYONE DOING ? POST SURGERY, NEW DX, WHATEVER ? THE OLD SAYING --- NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS. HOPE THIS HOLDS TRUE ....... BEST REGARDS !!!! [...]

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Sep 5, 2013 · @barrymoore98434 · It has been a long time since I posted anything on any [...]

It has been a long time since I posted anything on any of the cancer site's, maybe a year and a half. My wife has died since last I posted, but I wanted to say this. I am coming up on 4 years without cancer now. It does get better, [...]

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Apr 10, 2014 · @scottwilson7127146 · Hi all. My Father was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer two years, had [...]

Hi all. My Father was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer two years, had radiotherapy was cured, but had a recurrence. So last year he had a total laryngectomy, was given the all clear and a few months ago was told it is back and nothing can be done. He speaks with [...]

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May 6, 2014 · @kelcollis · Hi Group. My name is Kelli and I am 41. I was [...]

Hi Group. My name is Kelli and I am 41. I was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Cancer on May 1 of this year. I have gone through three rounds of chemo (cisplatin, 5FU and taxotere). Today I started my chemo (ciplatin) and radiation phase for the next 7 weeks. I am [...]

Posted by @marionabel, Aug 5, 2013

Hi Kelli,
Was reading the posts in response to your original post. How are you doing with the radiation? Thinking of you as I say a prayer.
Marion […]

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Mar 29, 2014 · @greg · Hi All, I had stage 3 oropharyngeal cancer caused by HPV 3 [...]

Hi All, I had stage 3 oropharyngeal cancer caused by HPV 3 years ago and was treated at Dana-Farber with both radiation and chemotherapy. I have been cancer free since my treatments. I just want to assure any of you who are going through this treatment that although it may [...]

Posted by @faith, Jul 15, 2013

HPV stands for human papillomavirus. ‘HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). There are more than 40 HPV types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. These HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. A person can have HPV even if years have […]

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Jun 21, 2013 · @wendy5365 · My husband finished his treatment (35 rads and 3 chemotherapies) on April [...]

My husband finished his treatment (35 rads and 3 chemotherapies) on April 5th this year, his cancer was in his neck and back of the tonge. He has been told that the cancer has gone and has to go back to see his oncologist in July. However he is still [...]

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Jun 14, 2013 · @iluvhorses · 3rd Round of Cisplatin

My husband is being treated for Stage 4a tonsil cancer (HPV - SCC) with 30 rounds of radiation and 3 rounds of Cisplatin (at the beginning, middle and end of the RAD treatments). He finished his last RAD on Wednesday 6/12 and was to have his 3rd round of Cisplatin [...]

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Jan 18, 2014 · @craigandme · IS THERE ANYWAY TO DETERMINE HOW LONG A CANCER HAS BEEN PRESENT [...]

IS THERE ANYWAY TO DETERMINE HOW LONG A CANCER HAS BEEN PRESENT IN THE BODY BASED ON STAGE AT DIAGNOSIS WITH MODERATE AGGRESIVENESS , SPECIFICALLY LARYNGEAL CANCER ? DO PHOTO'S TAKEN AT BIOPSY TELL ANY STORY ? [...]

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Jun 5, 2013 · @cdc1111 · Listen to Dr. Robert Haddad, who is the disease center leader of [...]

Listen to Dr. Robert Haddad, who is the disease center leader of the Head and Neck Oncology Program at Dana-Farber . He will join a 15-minute panel discussion on the link between throat cancer and sex. http://huff.lv/138MnhE. Live today, Wednesday, June 5 at 12:30 pm EST. [...]

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