jksatx's Journey:

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosed May 2010,stage IV Oral Cancer-Floor of Mouth.Wife of 22 years bailed on me,no hate."When you rise in life,you know who your friends are.When you fall down,you know who are your friends"

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    1st round of Carboplatin and Erbitux

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    Had all teeth removed(for future Rad.Treatment),removed floor of mouth-replaced with muscle from my chest,took 15% of tongue.Trach and feeding tube installed.Also removed lymph nodes in neck.I thank Mom,My Sister Susan,and my Brother Bob for their help and support,I don't know that I could have survived this without them.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Head bolted to table with mask they made 30 treatments to jaw and neck

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jksatx
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    2nd round of Carboplatin and Erbitux.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Got sick one night,but other than that pretty smooth-lost 70 lbs.Have 30 back but at this point I doubt I'll get back to 190.Just glad to be here.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Clinical Trial

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

    Minimal from Chemo and Radiation.Surgery turned my world upside down.

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Celebration

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Celebration

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 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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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    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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