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    NeckCancer asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Do you have a Tumor Board, or MDT team, or a group of doctors that make up all the specialties that will treat you?

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      lh25

      Yep, my case was presented to the tumor board at the hospital where I was treated. It was reassuring to know other doctors had reviewed and agreed with our plan of care.

      8 days ago
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      Dkatsmeow

      Yes I have a ENT oncologist, a hematologist & a radiologist. They meet with other oncologists as a team to discuss & review treatment. I was seeing them every 3 months (1 a month). I am now at 6 month appts.

      8 days ago
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      Kp2018

      Karmanos Cancer Institute has Multidisciplinary Teams and Tumor Boards. My next door neighbor, who has been receiving treatment for a cancer of unknown primary origin for 5 years recently has his case reviewed by a Karmanos Tumor Board. When he and his wife were invited to an appointment at Karmanos' main location in Detroit to learn the results, they thought they were at the end of the treatment road and that participation in a clinical trial would be recommended. To their delight, they learned that the Tumor Board was concurring with his local Karmanos oncologist in recommending a new chemotherapy regimen. That was an incredible uplift for them. After 5 years of whack a mole treatments, my neighbor is still going strong and enjoying a great quality of life.

      7 days ago
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    NeckCancer asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    I have drainage and buildup in my throat, I think mostly from allergies.

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      GregP_WN

      I have taken allergy medicine for years. My current oncologist suggested I use Nasacort spray. But, I wasn't on chemo. I would run it by your onco.

      17 days ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      I have been able to take benadryl and claritin. But, like Greg suggested, i would run it by your own doctor. You should be able to just send a message or call the nurse to verfiy.

      Good luck!

      17 days ago
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      meyati

      Hi, with chemo check with your doctor now.. Call and leave a message. Some sinus meds cause other problems like create high blood pressure or cause hormone problems.

      I just called my doctor-one of them- a few minutes ago, seriously. I needed to make sure that I had an appointment for my state required thyroid lab work and the required appointment for the results-- also have it a day or 2 a year after last year to make sure there isn't any insurance Medicare problems, and I don't run out of hormone supplement.

      Also, Neilmed helps my sinus -nasal-throat problems. Some people use a Neti pot-the saline solution helps keep infections from setting in. It takes a bit before you see the results because the saline breaks everything-old mucus-loose and flushes it out. Then it's like a miracle.

      Good luck and let us know how it goes.

      16 days ago
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