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Jun 8, 2016 · @luisa · What Is the Best Diet for Someone with Oral Cancer? DFCI Blog
New Dana-Farber Blog Post: "What Is the Best Diet for Someone with Oral Cancer?"
The story begins,
"Side effects from oral cancer and its treatment can make it challenging to eat essential nutrients that can maintain strength and support recovery. Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, a senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s[...]
Hi all, Is it just me or do we all keep suffering for years to come, I am 2 years 2 months and I am still having a difficult time with memory, getting things done, takes forever. Am I alone and how long does it go on? Thanks[...]
Voice i was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer on June 8,2015. I did 7 weeks of radiation and 3 chemo treatments. My doctors say I am doing great. My voice is still a little scratchy and hoarse. Can I expect it to get better? My thyroid was affected by the radiation. I [...]
Jun 1, 2016 · @jscprop · Treatment Decision Making Stage IV Tonsillar Cancer
I was just diagnosed with localized stage 4 tonsillar cancer and need to talk about surgical vs non surgical options.[...]
Hi, my husband's yearly pet scan showed metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with recurrence in the mediastinal nodes post laryngectomy and bilateral neck dissection following one year of treatment. Primary site all clear. Liver, pancreas, brain, bone, all clear. Doctor suggests weekly systemic chemotherapy with carboplatin, paclitaxel and[...]
Hi Guys & Gals.....Not new.....I am 2 years out. 2 year screening was good, except they want to do the scans again in 3 months.?? Is it normal to feel like the chemo takes over , you have no control?? I have had better days where I felt I was [...]
"How to Reduce Your Risk of Oral Cancer" New Dana-Farber Blog Post The post begins, "Each year, more than 48,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer, which occurs in the oral cavity – lips and cheeks, gums, tongue, floor or roof of [...]
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.[...]