Please remember that these discussion boards are a public forum, which means open to the public (i.e. non-CSN members) and the content can be found via internet search engines.
Members are strongly advised not to share personal identifiers such as real names, email address, telephone number, street address, etc. This information can be used to identify you and link you to the content you provide.
Other areas of CSN are restricted to members only and cannot be found by search engines.
Head and Neck Cancer
Archives for October 2006
New diagnosis with lots of questions
I am 23 years old and was diagnosed with tongue cancer back in August. On Sept. 8, 2006 I had the right half of my tongue removed and a neck disection with 41 lumph nodes removed. None of the lymph nodes came back with cancer. My treatment consists of 6.5 weeks of radiation with three chemo treatments of Cisplatnum at the…
Bull frog syndrome
Diagnosed with BOT Squamous cell carcinoma. Had 3 chemo & 38 rad treatments - 5 dys/week ending 3 months ago... lost 55 lbs. Since then, I now have a double-chin like a bullfrog. Rad Dr. calls it a "Dewlap" which normally describes Iguanas or some doggy chins. It looks like I gained 30 lbs instead of losing the 55lbs I…
Has anyone had surgery at Sloan Kettering in NY to remove esophagus. Please help us decide if the quality of life is worth it. They are rushing us into it and my husband does not want to have it done. At this time I agree with him. He is stage 4 with lymph nodes and lung affected. PET scan after radiation & chemo in 2…
esophijectamy(misspelled I know)
has anyone heard of new procedure using a piece of colon to lengthen makeshift esophogus to prevent lining erosion?
Why did you have a Neck Dissection
For those that had Neck Dissections, after treatment; why did your dr suggest ND? Did you have it because your scans showed something? What scans did you have? When after treatment did you have your scans? What did they show? Thanks Lisa
WILL I EVER EAT AGAIN????
I have been reading so much on this wonderful website. I have been out of 8 weeks of radiation and 3 sessions of chemo for about 1 and 1/2 months now. I am so impatient and want to eat real food again. Does it really take a long time? I was treated for naso-phar. cancer. Right now I am living off of Ensure,water, and just…