Yorkleeann's Journey with Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Male, Age: 61, Stage IV

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    • Yorkleeann
    • Experience with Laryngeal and Hypop...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had feeding tube and port pre-emptively. Went in for radiation, but tumor so large it cut off airway and was revived with tracheostomy & pacemaker. Trach will eventually be removed once tumor shrunken sufficiently.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Yorkleeann
    • Experience with Laryngeal and Hypop...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After trached-Started a very aggressive chemo to shrink tumor. Even though it shrunk by half, the cost was becoming septic & right colon dying. Now have an ileostomy, also reversible once cancer treatment finished. Family said goodbye as surviving sepsis was 50-50. Made it and have MUCH to live for!

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