Aug 01, 2009 - 10:14 am
My husband was just diagnosed with hypopharyngeal cancer with spread to lymph nodes. I am so scared, and he is very stoic. He will have 6 treatments (1 per week) of chemo, and then several weeks of daily radiation with a few more chemos thrown in for good measure. The doc says their protocol has 80-85% cure rate, which is encouraging, but says the treatment is rough. The information and number of doctors we have had thrown at us is overwhelming. Monday first visit with chemo oncologist, then pending appts with radiation doctor, special dentist, he'll have to have chemo port put in, they want to put in a feeding tube "just in case" it's needed, the list goes on and on.
He is very positive and I am the one who seems overwhelmed! Of course, I am not indicating this to him... stiff upper lip and all.
I will be here for support I am sure, I have already read so much info that has been helpful.