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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.

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May 18, 2015 · @mzsadie · Hi just wanted to let every one that my husband that is [...]

Hi just wanted to let every one that my husband that is dealing with throat cancer takes his last radiation treatment today. Happy but worried he has alot of nausea. He has meds for it but don't seem to help. Zofran, drug of choice but didn't help him so they [...]

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Apr 30, 2015 · @susanoneal · I begin radiation therapy on Tuesday.  Tonsil cancer, [...]

I begin radiation therapy on Tuesday.  Tonsil cancer, stage two, no nodes, no mets.  I am anxious, pissed and grateful for the stage.  I just wish this wasn't happening. I just had a new grandson and another here in May.  Cancer is evil and more needs to be done to [...]

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Apr 8, 2015 · @colleend · My mom is half way through radiation tx for oral cancer and [...]

My mom is half way through radiation tx for oral cancer and is extremely tired is this normal? She is 82 years old. [...]

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Apr 14, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Throat operation recovery

Throat operation recovery Possum. Thank you for your tips. Definitely going to try mucinex. [...]

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Mar 30, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Throat operation recovery

Throat operation recovery Chrisgate . I too had robotic surgery for throat cancer 3 weeks ago. I still struggle to eat and drink and need lots of water with my food to swallow. I also cough and bring up lots of mucus. However these symptoms are improving daily. [...]

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Mar 14, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Head and neck

Head and neck I had my second op last tuesday. They took away small slivers to check for cancer cells. I was only in hospital a day this time as opposed to 12 days for the main op. Fortunately I didn't have a feeding tube as I had a bad experience [...]

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Mar 10, 2015 · @tweetskat · Hello all...my husband is four months out of treatments and went back [...]

Hello all...my husband is four months out of treatments and went back for his three month CT scan...got results last week and the oncologist says there is an area of concern around his thyroid. What could this mean...I know some things it could mean but wanted to know if anyone [...]

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Jul 6, 2016 · @mzsadie · Radiation for Throat Cancer

Hi, everyone I have been on before my husband is getting radiation therapy for throat cancer. He does have his good days but it's the nights that are getting to me.He takes naps during the day. I.understand I try but can't always. Well when he has a really busy day

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Posted by @mzsadie, Mar 15, 2015

Hi, thank you for you input. And information about TPN. I did not know it can be done oat home. Good to k now if it comes to that. My husband has went from 230 lbs to 187 lbs. Since December.due to the taken out the large tumor in his […]

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Feb 26, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Head and neck

Head and neck Hya Megm, Thank you for asking about me. I was  discharged from hospital on Monday. I am able to eat a soft diet washed down with plenty of water. I am due to have a smaller operation on the 10 the march. Apparently I will not need any [...]

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Feb 25, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Swallowing tube

Swallowing tube After having spent a few days wondering if my feeding tube was a benefit or hindrance. I coughed it up whilst trying porridge for the first time. I can now swallow much better and should be discharged from hospital in 2 days. I am now feeling much more independent [...]

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Mar 25, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Feeding tube

Feeding tube Thank you everyone for your responses to my question. Should I have my feeding tube removed.  I am still on the said tube , however I am able to swallow small amounts of liquids , although not enough to sustain me. Since my last post I have been informed [...]

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Feb 18, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Nasal feeding tubes

Nasal feeding tubes I had throat surgery a week ago . Things had improved after 3 days. The pain was less and I could swallow small amounts of fluid. After having a nasal feeding tube inserted the on the 4th day, I can no longer swallow and the pain is worse [...]

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Feb 20, 2015 · @charlesdekranis1 · i was diagnosed may 2013 with head and neck and ultimately stayed [...]

i was diagnosed may 2013 with head and neck and ultimately stayed in remission (we thought, doctors too,) until this January when scans revealed stage 4 bone cancer. historically my type of cancer does not travel to the bones, but in my case did. anyone with similar experience or suggestion [...]

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Feb 13, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Head and neck

Head and neck Thank you krishnaaa and pjbeecher for your responses. I am spending my 3rd day in hospital. On Thursday tried to eat ice cream and subsequently spent all night coughing it up. I have now been placed on a nasally inserted feeding tube. I can go home when I [...]

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Feb 14, 2015 · @juliecaroline · Im in  hospital, following robotic surgery on 2 [...]

Im in  hospital, following robotic surgery on 2 tumors in the throat and on the tongue. I am not able to swallow at all and was wondering if anyone has any tips. [...]

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