rogerlee's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 12 years ago, Male, Age: 66, Stage 0

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    • rogerlee
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Ca...
    about 8 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    When I started chemo at first couple treatments went ok and from then on it went down hill. I was sick on my stomach constantly, loss my hair after a month and I never expected to survive. I had so many ups and downs and was dehydrated so much that I was hospitalized 3 times thru out my treatment it started Sept and Dec. I finished everything but it took a toll on me forever. I didnt start to recover until almost a year later and no cancer was seen on my pet scans. My body was shot from the chemo and radiation. It took awhile for my recovery and I have some side effects from the radiation and chemo....hearing loss, problems with swallowing burt I am alive today...

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