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    MHavert asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Just curious how long total time the average cancer case is?

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      meyati

      Considering that cancer treatments can couse other cancers, besides the original cancer turning its engine back on, cancer is much like a chronic disease.

      The treatments leave problems. Whatnexters have been talking about ringing of the ears from chemo. Many get heartburn after cancer treatment. While ringing ears and heartburn aren't types of cancer, they are part of of the cancer treatment, just like skin burns during radiation are caused by cancer treatment.

      I've tried to ignore cancer when a I have a problem, but many times the problem is either caused by or made worse by cancer treatment. In that way-- cancer is very much the problem

      5 months ago
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      TerriL

      It so depends on the type of cancer, the stage, your health, etc. My total treatment time was 13 months. But two months post-treatment I don't feel anywhere near "normal"

      5 months ago
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      meyati

      @ Terril----I hope that you feel better soon. It just takes time to get the body working right--usually appetite, digestion, our immune systems, eating, turning over in bed, iron levels are all affected. We take several small steps forward and then I have to rest.

      5 months ago
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    Welcome to the WhatNext family! The WhatNext family is made up of people like you who are looking for help or looking to help others. To help you along your journey the WhatNext family has put together a Beginner's Guide to Cancer that I highly recommend you check-out here: http://bit.ly/10BQKCi. Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to others or ask for help.

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