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Head and Neck Cancer
Archives for January 2002
VOCAL CORD CANCER
HAVING BEEN TREATED FOR CANCER IN MY LEFT REAL VOCAL CORD WITH 7 WEEKS OF RADIATION, WHICH ENDED IN JULY OF 2001, I CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE MUCUSIN MY THROAT. THIS DISCOMFORT HAS LED TO MANY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS,DUE TO THE "TICKLE" IT CAUSES IN MY THORAT AS I SLEEP. I ALSO EXPERIENCE SOME VERY GOOD DAYS WITH CLEAR…
For My Dad
I'm looking for any input from those who have had radiation treatment for squamous cell cancer (tongue and throat) - for my 76 yr. old father. He had intensive radiation about 18 months ago and is still suffering with heavy mucous production, which he coughs up frequently. Due to this, he still essentially drinks Boost or…
LA Times ( 1-21-2002 ) all about Saliva
My husband told me the other day that Rush Limbaugh said that there is an article in the LA Times talking about Saliva. Go to LA Times website and go to their word search, type in Saliva, and you will see 4 to 5 articles. Now I plan on writing to LA Times, because in Kansas, there is a clinical trial accepting ( recruiting…
I underwent surgery to remove squamous cell carcinoma of the neck in July 2001, followed by six weeks of radiation treatment in August/September. Physically, I feel I am adjusting fairly well, but my family is noticing "personality changes." I don't see it, but I am told that I never smile, am difficult to deal with, have…
After Radiation and Chemo
Hello, I have just joined the group, five years ago I had squamus cell carcinoma on my tongue and had about 20% of it removed surgically after which the cancer was gone. Five years later I developed a new spot above the original area that was cancerous as well and this time I had 43 radiation treatments and five chemo…
Help! Where do my mom and I go to find help?
What web-sties can we go to to find the hospitals/doctors that deal with this type of cancer more often and more successfully? With only 13,000 cases diagnosed a year, it seems that we need to go to a doctor/hospital that sees a lot of us each year.