jonesy's Journey with Squamous Cell Carcinomas, Laryngeal a...

Spouse/Partner: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer > Squamous Cell Carcinomas

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: over 11 years ago, Male, Stage II

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    • jonesy
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    After watching it for 2 years, finally got a biopsy. The ENT thought it was stage II but the oncologist thought it was III vocal chord cancer. They agreed on 2 1/2

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    • jonesy
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The throat became very sore after awhile. Right after radiation eating a big meal, like a Egg McMuffin was fine, it didn't hurt but by evening soft food was necessary. By morning it was not as sore.

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    AFter the doctor said the cancer was gone completely, the hoarseness came back and surgery was necessary to remove all the new growths. Thought they had it all at the time.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    normal life and energy return

    Celebration

    We did many things in the 6 months after the surgery and enjoyed life!

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    • jonesy
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    The cancer came back again after 6 months, we were in the midst of tests to see how much and where when he died of a sudden hemorrhage. Honestly, I think that the oncologist's rating of stage III should have been followed, assuming it must have spread in the 2 years of doing nothing. Don't delay diagnosis it may save your life. Wish they had done chemo with the radiation. AFter surgery he got too weak when it came back for chemo.

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