Mac's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Survivor: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 15 years ago, Male, Age: 67, Stage II

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    • Mac
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Mac
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    My chemo was an arterial type. I had to be hospitalized for three days for each treatment. I would go in on Wednesday, they would start IV's. On Thursday morning they would insert tubes in arteries from the groin area, push them through to my throat area and apply the chemo directly to that area. I would feel a burning sensation. After the chemo treatment was cone, IV's were continued til late Friday afternoon and I would be released. I had four of these treatments. Whew! They were not fun!! Had to have feeding tube put in, just a gravity feed type. Also had 30 radiation treatments to go along with that.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Mac
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

    Loss of swallowing, extreme tiredness, dry mouth. Afterwards I have had dental problems, nothing severe only have to go for cleanings more often and my dentist checks for even the smallest of problems. he also does a good oral check.

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