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Hi everyone. My husband is scheduled to have his larynx remove June 1. He would love to talk to someone who has gone through this operation to know what is in store for him. He is having a terrible time swallowing and has lost a lot of weight. Does anyone [...]
I've seen where people are referring to head and neck cancers. what are the specific types? My husband who just turned 52, was diagnosed with a sinonasal adenocarcinoma. We live in Chicago but he had it surgically removed at UPMC Presbytarian, unfortunately had to go back for another surgery a [...]
I am larynx cancer survivor. I have completed 4 yrs cancer free journey on 16th April 2017. My treatment was total laryngectomy followed by 30 rt. After surgery I'm suffering from neck tightness which gradually increases. Now it become very difficult to keep my head straight particularly in the evening. [...]
Apr 26, 2017 · @ozark · I'm new here. Hope I can find my way back! My husband [...]
I'm new here. Hope I can find my way back! My husband was diagnosed at Roswell last week for cancer of the larynx. He had cancer of the tonsils before but this new cancer is considered a primary and not a spread from the previous. He has had radiation before [...]
May 16, 2017 · @luisa · What's New in Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer?
"What's New in Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer?" New Blog Post from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute The blog post begins, "For patients with advanced head and neck cancers, immune-based therapies have started to show results against these hard-to-treat tumors. Two immunotherapy drugs were approved in 2016 for use [...]
Some Head and Neck Cancer Patients Benefit From Continued Checkpoint Inhibitor Treatment After Tumor Growth, read more here: http://news.cancerconnect.com/head-neck-cancer-patients-benefit-continued-checkpoint-inhibitor-treatment-tumor-growth/ [...]
My husband had aendocarcinoma of the sinonasal area, it was already touching the lining of the brain. We don't know if we should do photon or proton therapy. Anybody?..... Also what if he needs to be radiated again in case of recurrence? [...]
Mar 28, 2017 · @krug · Hello! I am Brazilian and in August of 2015 I was diagnosed [...]
Hello! I am Brazilian and in August of 2015 I was diagnosed with mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland, located on the hard and soft palate. I did two surgeries and I'm following up. I was informed that this cancer is rare. I would like to know more about [...]
Feb 22, 2017 · @cancerconnect · Research News: Targeted Radiotherapy Reduces Dry Mouth
A troublesome side effect of radiation therapy treatment of cancers involving the head and neck is dry mouth. This occurs as a consequence of radiation damage to the salivary glands. According to a new study, changing the intensity of radiotherapy to protect the salivary glands could help treat a rare [...]
Feb 16, 2017 · @cancerconnect · Advances in treatment of head and neck cancer in 2016
Check it out here: http://news.cancerconnect.com/2016-year-review-advances-management-head-neck-cancer/ [...]
Research news: twice-daily radiation, when combined with chemotherapy, reduced deaths by 20% compared to the best standard treatment of once-daily radiotherapy with chemotherapy. It also reduced the risk of the cancer getting worse by 23%. Read more here: http://news.cancerconnect.com/twice-daily-radiation-therapy-reduces-mortality-head-neck-cancer/ [...]
Hi everyone.I'm almost one year out from treatment from stage 4a toncil cancer HPV pos.Thankfully I'm still clean or NED so far.I started out with T2N2BM0.Treatment was surgery removed left toncil, Removal of 20 lymph nodes left neck,then 66gy radiation over 33sessions+Carboplatin.Glad to answer any question I can or learn[...]