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Head and Neck Cancer
Archives for February 2005
Weight gain after radiation.....
My husband finish his radiation tratment mid september 04 however he is still not able to put on weight. He eats a lot and constantly but no weight gain yet. Could it be possible that his tyrod gland is messed up? any info would be greatly appreciate it. Thanks jessica
My husband had his voice box removed last december he was doing well until he developed these fistulas they have had to put the feeding tube back in and he has to use a suction machine to suction the stuff out of the fistula. Dr's say that if he does not heal they may have to do skin grafts. anyone has any info?
nasopharyngeal cancer stage 4
my husband was diagnosed in sept 2004 with nasopharyngeal cancer stage 4. he has finished his first treatment of radiation/chemo. he still needs to have more chemo which we are told is going to be like a life insurance policy. however as my husbands weight has dropped drematically they will only consider this if he gains…
vocal chord changes
I finished my radiation therapy three months ago. My voice became very hoarse a month after completion of therapy and is still hoarse and vibrates incorrectly. is this normal?
My father also was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December. The doctors opted for surgery first. My dad is 75 and before surgery had lost 30 lbs. Just before surgery he was put on TPN therapy which perked him up and put weight on him. His surgery was 4 weeks ago. He is now down in weight again and even more. It's a…