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    wldflwrgoddess asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Lung cancer?

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      LiveWithCancer

      And, to add to what Greg and Barry said, if it IS lung cancer NOW is the time to know and start treatment. Hiding your head in the sand is NOT the right thing to do!!!

      Hoping for the best!!!! Pneumonia can definitely cause a terrible cough and it, too, can be deadly!!

      I hope you can persuade him to take action!!

      over 1 year ago
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      BoiseB

      Any cough should be treated whether is be allergies or something worse? Worrying will not make it go away treatment will. I ignored and self-treated a cough with OTC remedies for years and ended-up with stage IV esophageal cancer. Yes it is frightening but when you know the facts it becomes less frightening

      over 1 year ago
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      BoiseB

      Sorry I just added another cancer to worry about. So get the scan and set your worries aside

      over 1 year ago
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    wldflwrgoddess asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Is lung cancer linked to throat cancer?

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      geekling

      "The thigh bone is connected to the hip bone, the hip bone is connected to the leg bone ..." and so on and so forth.

      We, of the body, are a single system but there is no special connection, of which we know, connecting metastasis from one particular cancer to another.

      Best wishes

      over 1 year ago
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      patchez0

      My doctors both told me (oncologist and radiologist) that I was cancer free.... I did ask about lung cancer or any other type...and they said it would of had to have metastasized and mine didn't so I guess maybe its not linked..unless you already have it?

      over 1 year ago
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      Danfan714

      I had throat cancer and my Mom had lung cancer. Neither one metastasized to the other.

      over 1 year ago
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    Celebration (Remission): It has been three years since treatment and all is well!! Hooray! My friend had neck dissection, teeth removed, radiation and chemo. Today he is healthy! He is suffering from chronic pain in his neck and dry mouth. But we are so happy that there is no sign of cancer!

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      GregP_WN

      The times they were "something"

      When I felt a large tumor in my abdomen, it was My gallbladder tried to kill me

      the time I got dizzy and was seeing white haze, I had a TIA, or mini-stroke

      The pain in my back that I was sure was kidney cancer, was degenerative disk disease

      Once I had abdominal pain for 3 days that became so intense I finally gave up and went to the ER, after every test in the book, scans, etc. a lab test found it to be an intestinal virus.

      The pain I had once when breathing that I was for sure was lung cancer, was "just pneumonia".

      One thing that cancer survivors have that is strange for normal people is the ability to be elated to have all of these things, illnesses, problems, instead of cancer.

      I hope he is able to celebrate something "simple", like pneumonia, or something just as fun!

      9 months ago
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      wldflwrgoddess

      Thank you for all of the wonderful support! My friend had his 5 year check up and we are celebrating! Thanks to the cancer team at Wake Forest Cancer Center, the terrific surgeon who did a neck dissection flawlessly, the dental group who removed the teeth before radiation, the fantastic radiologist who precisely calculated the amount of radiation and the oncologist. The team of doctors and Interns and PAs and support system were wonderful and made this a smooth journey. And thanks to the Whatnext Community for being there with us on this crazy ride!

      8 months ago
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      GregP_WN

      Great news! We are happy to hear it!

      8 months ago
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    Sending you prayers and good wishes! My friend is three years out and doing well after neck dissection, radiation and chemo.
    He also had a bad time with hiccups and finally was able to get rid of them by laying on his stomach and raising his head as far back as possible and swallowing. It worked well! Hope this helps.
    Also he used Aquafor on his neck which really helped the skin.

    Glad you found this site! Wishing you the best!

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      tnectravel

      The tumor began under the tonsil but then wrapped around his carotid artery which could not be removed so radiation and chemo are his treatments. Thank you for your suggestion on helping with hiccups. I will certainly see if we can work this out. It may be possible if we can work around his stomach feeding tube. It is pretty much in the middle of his stomach. At this point, he will be willing to try. The lady in radiation has given us some samples of Aquafor to begin using and I am glad to know it helped with the skin. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes.

      almost 3 years ago