• Bonkers
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    11 months ago
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    Swallowing problems

    Side Effects

    There was many side effects such as anxiety, fatigue, mouth dryness, vomiting, nerve damage, pain, taste change, thinking problems a...

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    • Bonkers
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    11 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    The side effects of the chemo was so severe that I ended up having to cancel the chemotherapy and only continuing with radiation.

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Bonkers
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    11 months ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    In the month of November 2005 I had a Radical Neck Dissection done to find the base of the cancer. In December 2005 I had a Peg Tube...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Bonkers
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    11 months ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    4/2005 It started with a lump in my throat that was believed to be caused from strep throat so I was given antibiotics. After about ...

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    • Ylime
    • Experience with Carcinosarcomas
    11 months ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I just had all my tests for 57,000 mile check up and was all clear in fact doctor was shocked how good all my results were. And then...

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    • BILLY22
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
    11 months ago
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    Other

    Decision Point

    My big decision was to do chemo/radiation and then to have the operation (MIE from my second opinion at UPMC)

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    • BILLY22
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
    11 months ago
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    Loss

    I DIDNT LOSS ANYTHING I HAVE GAIN A THANKFUL AND HEALTHY LIFE SINCE DIAGNOSES

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    • BILLY22
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
    11 months ago
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    chemo/radation eradicated tumors completely, GREAT. Still must have the esophagectomy.

    Celebration

    Stage III T3N1M0 In remission now. Nov 2002 thru Oct 1018. Still a thankful survivor, go for it.

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    • BILLY22
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
    11 months ago
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    Side Effects

    Minimum side effects, food taste burnt , saw bugs on ceiling, sweats.

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  1. 11 months ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Had PET scan today supposedly to confirm lung nodule in right lung.. Not only did that happen bUT was told and shown that 2 places i...

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  2. 11 months ago
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    Loss

    I am deaf in one ear and almost deaf in the other. The fear and sadness can be overwhelming.

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  3. 11 months ago
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    Opdivo, lirilumab and irilumab

    Clinical Trial

    No problem of any kind for a year. Recently I developed weakness and pain in fingers, shoulders, knees etc.

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