Rbboulet's Journey:

Patient: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer > Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 62, Stage I

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    • Rbboulet
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    Just found out I have Tongue cancer related to the HPV virus. Beginning the journey to develop a plan. I have decided on a facility and doctor. Radiation is currently all that is recommended. Going to have the mask made tomorrow to wear during radiation. Treatment starts in a week.

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    • Rbboulet
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Started my first radiation session yesterday. 36 more to go.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Rbboulet
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    End of treatment. Neck was fairly sore and painful and used lots of medicated lotion. Lost appetite and about 15 lbs within a couple of weeks. Taste buds gone for now.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Rbboulet
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcino...
    9 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    It has been 4 years since my discovery of Tongue Cancer. Taste buds mostly came back. Sweets are not as sweet as they used to be.

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