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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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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 @craigandme, Jun 19, 2014

HI KAT,
WELCOME ! SURVIVAL RATES DEPEND ON STAGING AND TREATMENT PLAN. HIS POSITIVITY AND YOURS WILL PLAY A HUGE PART . GET YOURSELF A GOOD DATE PLANNER W/ SPACE FOR TAKING NOTES. IT CAN BECOME VERY CHAOTIC. ALL THE BEST … […]

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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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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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