jan_h's Journey with Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses Ca...

Patient: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 68, Stage IV

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    • jan_h
    • Experience with Nasal Cavity and Paranas...
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Inpatient chemotherapy for three days with cisplatin and etoposide. The side effects while in the hospital were minimal. I experienced nausea the first three days after release but it was controlled with medication. There has been a big impact to daily life, largely because I live 25-30 miles from the treatment center and do not have much of a support system. The American Cancer Society has been great, providing transportation to the train station via their Road to Recovery program. The very good news is that the chemo is working. I can now breathe through both nostrils, although not perfectly. Before the chemo, I could not breathe through the right nostril at all and could only breathe through the left nostril sometimes. I also have fewer headaches and they are less severe. I still have no sense of smell and do not know if I will get it back.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree