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Head and Neck Cancer
Archives for February 2007
Hi. My name is Jenna. I am 19 years old and my father recently was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. My life has really done a complete 180 when I heard about this. My dad was always that guy that everyone loved to be around. He was always the one to make a joke and make everyone smile. I can't remember the last time I've…
PEG tube Problems
I am having all kinds of problems with my PEG tube which I do have to use now. Pain, drainage, bleeding (surface, not deep). The doc who put it in can't fix it so he sent me to another who promptly nicked it. Now it drains, bleeds, causes pain, and leaks. The doc is talking about replacing it. Anyone have that done…
VIETNAM VETS AND ESOPHAGEAL CANCER
LOOKING FOR VIETNAM VETS WHO HAD/HAVE ESOPHAGEAL CANCER. MY HUSBAND PASSED AWAY ON MAY 30-06 FROM EC. WAS DENIED COMPENSATION FROM THE VA AS AGENT ORANGE RELATED. I HAVE APPEALED. VETS, WE NEED TO GET EC ON THE PRESUMPTIVE LIST!! ACCORDING TO THE STUDIES, EC WAS NEVER EVEN CONSIDERED. SOME CASES HAVE BEEN APPROVED, WHY NOT…
sinu-nasal undifferentiated carcenoma
Is there anyone out there, that can enlighten me ?? My son has the above diagnosis and is about to start radiation. He has finished his chemo. He is being treated by M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas. I am his mother and very concerned. Thank-you in advance.
Dad has throat cancer--proposed treatment extreme?
My 87-year-old father has been diagnosed with throat cancer. He had an initial operation and was told "we got most of it." Recently hospitalized with double pneumonia and a rapid heart rate, he has gone home but the doctors want to begin a 6-week radiation regimen for the throat cancer in which a protective mask is made…
Has anyone used a patient advocate to assist with all of the logistics involved with making appointments, communicating with, interpreting advice, etc, with all of the necessary doctors (oncologist, radiologist, surgeon, etc.) If so, how does one find a patient advocate?
cancer centers of america
does anyone have experience or information about Cancer Centers of America for treatment and care of esophageal cancer?
My Mom was diagnosed with tongue cancer in August 2006 and underwent a neck dissection w/ removal of lymph nodes on both sides in September. She has been through another surgery since then and has had a feeding tube and trach since September. I would really like to hear from other people about their own experiences w/ a…