Lin's Journey:

Caregiver: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 52, Stage III

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Scary stuff, diagnosed not three weeks ago and now things are moving soo fast

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Went in for a tonsillectomy and ended up only getting a tonsil biopsy.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Used erbitux and the toxic effects weren't that bad. Once a week. No hair loss, some nausea but could have been worse.

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    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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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Swelling (edema)

    Side Effects

    Last treatment was 12/5/2012. On 2/4/2013 noticed swelling under the jawline from tonsil to tonsil. Doctor hasn't ever seen this before. ENT scoped the throat and says that esophagus is swollen. What do you do when the doctors don't know?

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The radiation treatments side effects were pretty bad. Mouth pain, fatigue, burnt skin, thick mucus. Five times a week.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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