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