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    Lin asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Side effect

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      GregP_WN

      I have had something close, but not a shocking. More of a vibrating feeling. Starts in my hip and goes down my leg. I think it's my phone vibrating, even when my phone isn't in the holster.

      We tend to have some weird side effects. Everytime I tell my Dr. about one of these weird things I always hear, "yeah, that sort of thing will happen".

      over 4 years ago
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      nancyjac

      I've had that but in my case it had nothing to do with cancer but rather a pinched nerve.

      over 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Swelling (edema)): 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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    Radiation (External radiation )

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy)

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

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Used erbitux and the toxic effects weren't that bad. Once a week. No hair loss, some nausea but could have been worse.