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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.

Registering for the CancerConnect Community will enable you to ask questions, share your experiences, and gain knowledge from others who are confronting similar challenges. As part of the community, you may also take part in national conversations and events on CancerConnect. To do so, you will not need to register again.

Mar 17, 2016 · @noslippers · My dad has Cis of the vocal cord and had the tumor [...]

My dad has Cis of the vocal cord and had the tumor removed and then started on radiation therapy. He was halfway through RT when he started having very bad side effects.He has severe sore throat, inability to swallow properly, pneumonia, sepsis and had to have a peg tube. Dr. [...]

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Feb 11, 2016 · @danielletc · My father a veteran of 22 years just got diagnosed with stage [...]

My father a veteran of 22 years just got diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer. Today the biopsy confirmed it. We live in the Houston area. My mother and I are doing everything we can to support him. His medical coverage wont cover MD Anderson any longer. I just feel [...]

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Feb 6, 2016 · @tom1947 · I have stage 4 head neck, would like to know what others [...]

I have stage 4 head neck, would like to know what others are finding most effective for a good nights sleep. It's 3:36 am and I'm up at the computer unable to sleep again. [...]

Posted by @giedre, Feb 5, 2016

That’s terrible Tom. Around 3am seems to be the worst time for being awake. Sometimes I take 5mg of Valium before bed and it helps but I don’t want to get addicted to it. My biggest problem is a panic attack at around 3am but I try to pray to […]

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Jan 26, 2016 · @ponderit · Head and Neck

Head and Neck I was first diagnosed with tonsil cancer in April of 2015. I was given an NED in August of 2015. The comes new years and Im getting sick, pain in the throat , teeth and ears. I was freaked. I was on vacation to see my mom In NYC as she [...]

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Mar 30, 2016 · @eddie217 · Looking for head and neck cancer groups in Ohio

I am a is there any head and neck groups in Columbus Ohio if there is any how do I join

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Mar 29, 2016 · @caregiverforart · Waiting for scan results

My husband has been diagnosed with throat cancer. It is advanced. He has already had radiation and chemo. It will take surgery to help him. We are waiting on PetScan to find out if it has spread. Please give me some encouraging news. I am so afraid.

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Mar 29, 2016 · @fourlaffs · Throat cancer: chemo, radiation, surgery. Stroke and blood clot

I had throat cancer twice, Dec 2013 and Dec 2014. First treatment plan was chemo x 5 and radiation x 35. Second treatment was a radical neck dissection. On Dec 23 2015 I had a stroke. I'm baffled by this. I'm healthy, weight is 133 LBS, eat clean, workout daily

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Mar 29, 2016 · @AnneHawkins · Mandible replacement for ORN

Diagnosed 2009 Chemo and radio. Had mandible replacement 2014 for ORN. Awaiting further surgery for removed of titanium plate

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Jan 19, 2016 · @balausman · I really need a support group, I was [...]

I really need a support group, I was diagnosed of head and neck and had radiotheraphy as treatment. Sent from Samsung tablet [...]

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Oct 20, 2015 · @ColleenWilliamson · I am joining this site for help in regards to supporting a [...]

I am joining this site for help in regards to supporting a loved one battling stage 0 displasia of the larynyx..my dear friend was told by her recent EX & sworn to secrecy. I can appreciate ones wish for privacy but is a huge burden for her to carry & [...]

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Oct 20, 2015 · @DisneyDreams · Hi everyone!! I'm not sure how to start this, but I have [...]

Hi everyone!! I'm not sure how to start this, but I have vocal cord cancer. It has come back repeatedly. It's common in smokers and I don't smoke, so it's extremely frustrating because there is nothing I can do differently. This November will be my 4th surgery in 4 years. [...]

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Jan 23, 2016 · @bethh · Hello, I'm 14 months post-treatment for throat cancer. So far my checkups [...]

Hello, I'm 14 months post-treatment for throat cancer. So far my checkups have been clear, but this week I saw the dentist and he said, "What's that?" He saw a small swelling on my tongue and insisted I have it checked. So I'm seeing my Ear Nose Throat doctor on [...]

Posted by @bethh, Oct 7, 2015

I saw my ENT doctor today and he told me that there’s nothing wrong with my tongue and that my throat cancer had not come back. He told me he was glad to give me good news and I was certainly glad to hear it. Although my dentist meant well, […]

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Sep 29, 2015 · @dianne2 · My husband is going to be treated with avistan starting tomorrow. Comments? [...]

My husband is going to be treated with avistan starting tomorrow. Comments? Suggestions?feedback? [...]

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Aug 29, 2015 · @barbaraek · New to group, husband with nasopharyngeal CA

Husband, age 55 recently diagnosed with Stage IVa nasopharyngeal cancer. Surgery not an option. Just completed 35 radiation tx with 2 concurrent Cisplatin chemo. Rough times with chemo - nausea round 1, and neutropenic fever round 2. Yesterday just started 1st of 3 adjuvant chemo rounds with Cisplatin and 5FU. [...]

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Aug 27, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Head and neck

Head and neck Debbie and frank and Anne. Thank you for your responses to my last post. Fortisips are like milkshakes in texture and flavours. They contain all the nutrients that is required. I had an ultrasound Scan on my neck yesterday. Apparently my petct scan results showed up difference in [...]

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