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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 [...]
Hello, well its been a year since my husbands journey basically started his squamous cell carcinoma of the right oroparynx startwd as a sore throat a year ago in July. Its been a ruff year. Had his surgery on December 15 2014. Then startwd 33 treatments of radition done with [...]
I have radiation sores starting again now 2015 six years after my completing re-fractionated radiation which was 2009. My first being in 2002 of radiation once a day for six weeks. Both for cancer of the tongue. [...]
Hello Everyone, I am undergoing 39 radiation treatment (just finished number 29) and have finished 7 rounds of Cisplatin and will be doing one or two more. It sounds like I am doing more than most here have said. I am lucky at this point as the only problems I [...]