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    Please feel free to post any questions! You and I are in a tough position as spouse or partner. I had to take the entire summer off from teaching college so that I could tend to my husband during his treatment. It's a tough ride, but you've got lots of company!

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    Other Care (CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)): Tried acupuncture, but it's not covered by insurance. We're already broke!

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    Side Effects (Most of the above!): Skin loss, burns, infection, heartburn, nausea, headache, jaw ache, fatigue, mouth sores, thickened mucous and constantly having to spit, weight loss, lack of sexual interest (sex in general), inability to taste, swallowing difficulties, weakness, etc.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Be prepared for serious burn injury, loss of mobility, and risk of infection

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I'm amazed that the anti-nausea drug used prior to Cisplatin (chemo) costs $900 per dose! And it doesn't last more than 12 hours. Finally had to resort to Morphine and Steroids.