ladybird's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 23 years ago, Female, Age: 53

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    over 4 years ago
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    cranial biopsy w/o diagnosis

    Procedure or Surgery

    Under University of Miami research.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Nasal biopsy w/ diagnosis of left nasopharyngeal squamus cell carcinoma

    Procedure or Surgery

    The cancer had damaged some cranial nerves that slowly caused left facial paralysis.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    head, and neck

    Radiation

    It was a very large dose of rads w/ simultaneous chemo. The Miami Winn Dixie American Cancer Society Hope Lodge provided shelter, and help during treatment.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    During this time, despite expected infertility from treatment, I was blessed with beautiful healthy twin boys on Easter Sunday 1995!

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    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Mri revealed mass that had formed in the left temporal bone, auditory canal, carotid artery, and jugular vein.

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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Although the Dr. could not verify that I would survive the surgery to remove the tumor, it was increadible how well it went, and how quickly I recovered.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Following the surgery, and treatment at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, since Nov. 1995 I've been in full remission. Even though I still deal with side effects from the cancer, and treatment. I thank God for every day I get to be with my children, family and friends! I want to continue to give hope to others! Celebrate! Remember! Fight Back!

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