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zinniemay
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Ok at the doctor today Greg had Chemo.This is his forth round of Carbosplatin of 8 treatments , he will have 8 total.
While there, the last time I asked the doctor what Greg had , she said T4N1Mo Larynx Squamous Cell Cancer , That it Metastic to both Lungs.
This time I asked her is the Esophageal cancer she said not it was head a neck.
So what board should I post to for help?
Greg had no surgery because his tumor was T4 Ni MO ,they said the tumor was to big, he does not have a J-tube nor a pic line . He lost his voice but after the treatment his voice came back. They did 7 weeks of Radation and Chemo (Cisplatin ) March to May 2009, May 2010 the cancer spread to his lungs so we are doing treatment for that. I do understand that since it was Larynx cancer that it is still Larynx cancer but Mets to the Lungs(Both).
I am confused do I post to the Esophageal page or Head and Neck?
Greg is also in the test study group for the buccal swab study, I believe they said it was testing for the H.P.V. they also took a extra 6 viles of blood from him! He has said yes to any studies.
One doctor's though while only a though is that this virus was passed from his mother who had Ovarian cancer. She died when Greg was nine. So not to sure about that. That part sounded strange to me.
Anyway I am as I said not sure where to post , So posted to Esophageal board too.
Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong or not seeing?

Jennie

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Pam M
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Joined: Nov 2009

Jenny,
Sorry to hear you and hubby are fighting cancer again. Glad you found this site. I think it's a great idea for you to post to both boards. There are lots of helpful folks, and you'll be casting a wider net for people who have gone through what you guys are experiencing. Hang in there.

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zinniemay
Posts: 534
Joined: Mar 2009

Thanks Pam, I guess hearing he had throat cancer then Lung I did not understand there was a difference. They the Larynx and all. Slowing I am leaning the terms and words . Very slowly.
But Glad I found the site. have made some wonderful friends who have helpped me understand each step of the way. That takes allot of the worries from me.

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Scambuster
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Joined: Nov 2009

Hi Jennie,

One of our posters Joe AKA Soccerfreaks went through a similar journey. I'm sure he will chime in here with some useful direction. You can PM and I'm sure he would be happy to help.

Regds
Scambuster

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zinniemay
Posts: 534
Joined: Mar 2009

Scambuster , I will watch for him. I have seen some post made by him. I am slowing learning my way around the site.

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