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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 ? [...]
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. [...]
Anyone have experience with tongue reconstruction? My husband is being evaluated in the next week or so for this procedure due to his being fed by PEG tube since his oral cancer surgery in June, 2009. Please let us know. Thank you. [...]
REMEMBER APRIL 14-20 / 2013 IS HEAD AND NECK CANCER AWARENESS WEEK. BURGANDY W/ AN IVORY STRIPE ARE OUR REPRESENTING COLORS. SUPPORT EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND A CURE. BE AN ADVOCATE ... GOD BLESS +++ [...]
I underwent a total glossectomy with flap reconstruction a year ago. Wondered if anyone else has had this done? I am doing well now. [...]
Feb 21, 2013 · @cancerconnect · Lights, Camera, Action! Take the OHANCAW® Challenge
In anticipation of Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®) from April 14-20, the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) is sponsoring a video contest to educate the public about these potentially life-threatening but eminently treatable cancers and promote prevention, screening and early detection. HNCA collaborators are calling on [...]
Is there anyone here who also has or had Esthesioneuroblastoma (Olfactory Neuroblastoma)? I finished 4 rounds of Cisplatin & Etoposide (3 days ea.) and 30 rounds of radiation last February (2012). The radiation did not wipe the small (7mm) take up in my neck so we are going to surgically [...]
I have osteo radio necrosis that appeared 1.5 years following radiotherapy to the left side of my neck for left tonsil cancer with lymph node involvement. Parts of my jaw bone are exposed as have died and the skin in my mouth is receeding. This means the dead bone is [...]
I am new to this group and recently diagnosed with supraglottic cancer. I had a TORS supraglottic laryngectomy and selective neck dissection done last Thursday (Aug 9) I am still trying to get my bearings back from the surgery, I didn't anticipate this being such a big deal. I am [...]
Feb 28, 2012 · @megm · Combined Treatment Provides Benefit for Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Among patients with Stage II nasopharyngeal cancer (a type of head and neck cancer), adding chemotherapy to radiation therapy resulted in better survival than radiation therapy alone. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
check out the full article here: http://news.cancerconnect.com/combined-treatment-provides-benefit-for-nasopharyngeal-cancer/[...]