Hi. I had hodgkins lymphoma 6 yrs back and with chemo+radiation was able to defeat it and was in remission. 4 months before I found a small lump on the base of my tongue and a week before I have been diagnosed with squmaous cell carcinoma. I had MRI done which showed some involvement in the same area of biopsy and an…
Glomus Jugulare Tumor / Malignant / Glomus Tumor / Carotid
My husband a very handsome police seargent (35 years old) was diagnosed with this kind of tumor on his left ear. He just had surgery on June 11, 04 in Rochester MN. It had spread to a couple of lymph nodes on his left side. He is leaving to go back to Mayo Clinic on Aug 1 to start radiation. I will love to compare notes…
Is there any more evidence of omeprazole causing stomach tumors and esophageal cancer in humans? I have seen studies on animals, but nothing concrete about humans... we are animals aren't we?
Fatigue and nausea months after radiation
I am the caregiver for my mom who is in her late 70's. She had surgery on her tongue to remove SCC tumor along with a neck dissection in Dec. 2003. There were mets to two of the nodes so she had 33 radiation treatments from Feb. through March. She had the usual radiation effects, i.e., dry mouth, lots of phlegm, loss of…
Going through diagnosis
My husband went into hospital 3 weeks ago after vomiting blood. AFter an endoscopy, they found an "ulcer" at the join between his stomach and esophagus that caused the bleeding. They stopped the bleeding and had him under observation for 6 days. On the last day they did a biopsy and found cancerous cells. He has now been…
Fatigue, months after radiation
My mother is in her late 70's and was diagnosed with SCC of the tongue. She had removal of the tumor and margins on her tongue along with a neck dissection in Dec. 2003. In late January, she began 33 radiation treatments of the tongue, neck and lymph nodes. She has dry mouth which wakes her up frequently during the night.…
dad is diagnosed to have at least stage 3 esophageal cancer
doctor said surgery was not possible. my dad is 75 years old. wonder for how many months can we "prolong" his life, given that surgery is impossible?
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
My name is Debbie. I was diagnosed with ACC in March 2003. I had a large portion of my upper palate removed and now wear an obturator. I don't have anyone in my community that has gone thru this. I had 6 weeks of radiation. I just want to meet someone who has this disease and visit. I feel all alone out here.
Number of Treatments And Dosage
Does anyone have any information concerning how the Medical Oncologists and Radiation Oncologists calculate the dose and number of treatments? I have tried to extract this information from my two doctors, but have received somewhat of a "are you questioning me, the Doctor" response. Is it a coincidence that there are so…
shingles- whats going on!?
i had esophageal cancer and went through chemo and surgery. now i get tests done every 4-5 months. i suddenly got this burning rash and terrible back pains. the pain was worse than anything, including cancer, that i ever experienced. i was diagnosed with shingles and given heavy doses of codiene. i was told that this is…