shirley63801's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 57

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Oh No

    I could not believe it when my husband was diagnosed. I have dreams of us growing old together.

  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    My husband had to have two surgeries for two different biopsys. They want to do chemo and radiation theraphy also to make sure they kill it all. But first, the chemo and radiation doctors tell us that my husband needs to see an oral surgeon before he can start treatments and no one will see him because he has not gotten his medicaid card yet. We are waiting for it. We are living in MO but we want to move to WA state because our children and grandchildren are there. We want to get this chemo and radiation theraphy done there, but we don't know how to go about changing doctors and treatments to do it there. So if anyone has any way of suggesting how to do all of this, it would greatly be appreciated.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

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