Hafa's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 9 years ago, Male, Age: 61, Stage III

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    • Hafa
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Side Effects

    My husband is in his first week of radiation and is done with the first chemo sandwiched in between rads. He also has his feeding tube. Two days after chemo he now feels nauseated, kind of fatigued , constipated and seem to always feel hungry. I could sometimes feel his stomach growl ( for lack of a better term). We also ntoced that the area where the lymph nodes are look swollen and now hurts. The rad therapist told him that this stage of radiation shouldn't cause it but the mask could have. I was wondering if this is a common experience for head and neck cancer patients who underwent the same treatment as my husband. Thanks.

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