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Aug 6, 2016 · @shkalley · Treatment decision making-- chemoradiation or no treatment
My husband was diagnosed with oropharynx cancer - Stage 4, T3 N2c M0 - and had successful surgery at the end of June. He's now trying to decide about doing chemoradiation or no treatment. The doctors recommended the chemoradiation because his lymph nodes were involved with extranodal extension and although[...]
Sep 1, 2016 · @murielk88 · Nasal pharyngeal cancer-- severe headaches and earaches
Hi I am Muriel I found out 3 months ago that I had a nasal pharyngeal tumor , dealing with severe headaches and earaches for a long time before finding out. I wonder if anyone could guide me on the recovery, i had 33 radiation sessions and two chimos already...Three[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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. [...]