I've been reading all the posts and I just want to thank you all for posting your experiences and advice - you all sound so amazingly strong.
My mum was diagnosed with cancer of the pharynx last week, and unfortunately she's had the symptoms time, the tumour in her throat is 12 cm. She is stage 3, with no signs of it in her lymph nodes. She is going to be starting radiation at the end of the month (7 weeks) and is pretty scared. I have been reading up on the treatment and giving her a lot to read (she doesn't do internet... or ATM machines!) so that has been helpful. Do any of you know where I can find information on what to expect from radiation on a weekly basis? Has anyone had a similar experience? I adore my mum and she is petrified and I really want to give her as much information as possible, so that she's prepared and knows what she's going to fight.
Apologies for the long post!