kwerder65's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 52

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat C...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Direct-microlaryngoscopy on vocal cord to remove what was believed to be a benign cyst. Turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    During surgery, a tumor was found on my vocal cord. Most of it was removed and pathology found it to be stage 1 squamous cell carcinoma.

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    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Currently about half-way through 6 1/2 weeks of radiation treatments.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    about 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    Internal burns of throat with severe pain, external burns of neck, difficulty swallowing, memory problems, loss of voice, poor sleep, constipation, and chemo-brain

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