Parotid gland - diagnosis process
I am not yet positive that I have cancer, but so far all signs point to yes. I see my doctor Monday morning. Any words of wisdom during this stressful time? Thanks.
radical neck dissection side effects
In addition to radiation and chemo for my tonsil cancer, I had a radical neck dissection. So, a question for other head and neck survivors who had radical neck dissections: - did/do you have much physical discomfort? (7 months after my surgery, and my neck hurts all the time, the scar tissue is still contracting, and at…
transplant bowel for esophagus
My dad has throat cancer and went through radiation and chemo last summer. In March of this year he had to have his larnyx removed because the cancer was back. Last week we learned the cancer has returned again and they are planning surgery next week to take a portion of his bowel and rebuild an esophagus after taking out…
My husband has just been diagnosed with nasopharyngeal squamous cell cancer and has met with chemo dr. and goes Tues. to get feeding tube - then meet with radiation dr. I am totally frightened and if anyone can tell me anything that will help let me know. Am and have been praying and have a good prayer support group.…
squamous cell carcinoma question
I was diagnosed with this type of cancer (a spot on the very base of my tongue and have had chemo, then flap surgery on my neck and I have just completed radiation treatment. I have done pretty good emotionally till lately. I am so depressed it scares me. Since radiation I have lost my voice but was told it will return.…
Help! Dad just diagnosed with squamus cell - need some information!
My dad was diagnosed with squamus cell on the left side of neck - primary we think is right below it in the throat. He is having a PET scan on Friday. He is a very special case - he had Hodgkins Disease in the late seventies and went through radiation for that which got it. Since then he has had tons of medical issues the…
No Saliva for Papa
After treatment for cnacer, my grnadfather can not produce any saliva. He has lost a ton of weight but it doing ok. For christmas i bought him a cookbook (well sort of) for pureed food. However, even pureed food is a little too thick. He mostly eats broth, ensure, and milkshakes. He even has to wash down the ensure with…