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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[...]
Mar 17, 2017 · @dmcfayden · On Hospice Care for Throat Cancer- What to Expect?
84 yr old mother diagnosed Sept 2016 with throat cancer. She does not want treatment and is on hospice care. I am concerned she will choke to death but Dr said it will most likely invade her cerotic artery first. Has anyone dealt with this type of cancer? would like[...]
Oct 17, 2016 · @megm · Research News: Particular HPV Strain Linked to Improved Prognosis
In an analysis of survival data for patients with a particular type of head and neck cancer, researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center confirmed findings that a particular strain of HPV, a virus linked to a number of cancers, resulted in better overall survival for [...]
Question: Does excessive amounts of stress increase the change of my cancer returning? And is there a time frame after cancer occurrence that I no longer need be concerned about return of cancer? 3 yrs? 5 yrs? Response: This is a very interesting question! I think most physicians would [...]
Question: From time to time, I have cramps from my radiation to the side of my neck. How would I go about treating these muscle contractions? Response: I would discuss this with your radiation oncologist. It is possible that physical therapy may be helpful in your case. Dr. [...]