rethaj8423's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Diagnosed: 8 months ago, Male, Age: 52, Stage IV

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    20 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    We went in for my husband's 2 month f/u after a combo of radiation & chemo to his stage 2 laryngeal cancer and found out it had spread to his lungs, liver & bones. My heart stopped when we got that information and I am not sure if it has beat properly since.

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    20 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My husband did 6 weeks of cisplatin and it was really hard on him, his energy level was a constant zero. He was nausea always and had a hard time eating.

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

    Radiation

    My husband had 35 sessions of targeted radiation to his neck for stage 2 laryngeal cancer and the only word to describe is brutal. He was in so much pain near the end it hurt to swallow his own saliva.

    Painless Experience: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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