sideoats' Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Male, Age: 71

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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Primary cancer base of tongue & secondary was lymph nodes on one side of neck. Surgery August 2010 removing tumor on base of tongue via transoral robotic laser and neck dissection of lymph nodes.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    September 2010 began six weeks of radiation using IMRT

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Typical radiation side effects are dry mouth, lack of saliva, taste buds, fatigue, thyroid levels, mental process, depression.

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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    One year, five months since radiation treatment ended.

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