msnanaintx's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Caregiver: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 7 years ago, Male, Age: 62, Stage IV

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    • msnanaintx
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    scared since it was found on the tonge

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    over 4 years ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    it was a long hard process. he had to learn to speak without using his tounge, eat and drink

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly 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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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    we had to drive over 160 miles a day back n forth to chemo n radition...it was very hard for him

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    Internal radiation

    Radiation

    this was the worst part...he lost most of his hearing witht the radiation and it left his neck n face like burned

    Painless Experience: Strongly 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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    Remission

    Celebration

    right before christmas of 2010 he finished all treatments and is cancer free

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    • msnanaintx
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat ...
    over 4 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    weight loss causing a feeding tube to be put in along with tiredness and lots of pain

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