mzdeg68's Journey with Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Female, Age: 48, Stage I

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    • Experience with Laryngeal and Hypophar...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I went in for a dilation of my throat, as i have an excess of scar tissue formation (stenosis) and my throat cancer was discovered then.

    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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    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My doctor informed me that the biopsy he had taken was potiive for cancer... i dropped to the floor and looked up at God above...

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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation, though not as sever as it could have been, did give major side effects... i lost hair, ability to swallow well, burnt my skin, damaged my salivary glands but the shots that i had to take to "save" my salivary glands made me deathly sick

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Other

    Side Effects

    nausea, vomitting, trouble swallowing/eating, burnt skin, fatigue, dry mouth, just overall icky

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    over 4 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Every day, I celebrate being one more day cancer free... i am now 3 1/2 years cancer free to date

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