Shel's Journey with Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Patient: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 57, Stage III

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    • Shel
    • Experience with Laryngeal and Hypopharyng...
    over 4 years ago
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    Can't believe this is happening

    Oh No

    I was being told it was a cold but yet I knew deep inside the pain I was feeling in my throat that was making my voice hoarse was far more than the common cold/flu etc... and it lasted for more than 2 months!

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    • Shel
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    over 4 years ago
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    Biospy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I took a few days off work since I was told not to over use my voice for 72 hours and I knew I would be receiving a phone call telling me it was cancer. I sure did on May 28th I got that phone call and was not shocked at all. I knew in my heart that is what it was. Doctor just confirmed it that is all.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I will have my first treatment on May 21st. This will be 6 hours long will finish this when it is over.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Shel
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I was fitted for the mask but still do not know when I will start this I hope it is soon. I want to fight this and kick it out of my system and for good!!!! My brother also had the same thing. I am not sure of the details since we do not talk. My mask is made of a waffle like plastic so the air circulating in it will not be such a problem I sure hope not. I got called Friday on the 17 th of May to find out I will be marked on the 20th for treatment so then My actual 1st of 38 rounds of radiation will be on the 23 of May... Once again FUN FUN HUH??? The sooner I get in the faster we beat this miserable disease and get it out of my body and on with my life!!!! That is how I view life anymore... This cancer XXX really XXX me off, gets in my way and really messes with my life.... so time to get rid of it and move on and out of here. I hope to stay strong and positive, and if need be funny cuz that is me.. and of course I am the B**CH of all times I have been told and If I need to be that I can and will be to get rid of this... SO like I have been told go kick its XXX. SO lets get this started this week and will check back in and see and tell you how I feel... Have a great week, stay strong, postive,,,and happy,,,

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    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Shel
    • Experience with Laryngeal and Hypopharyng...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I will start the first one of three on Tuesday May 21st I will return to tell you what I really think of the SIX LONG HOURS OF THIS FUN TIME!!!

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Shel
    • Experience with Laryngeal and Hypopharyng...
    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Not Specified
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    • Shel
    • Experience with Laryngeal and Hypopharyng...
    over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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