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  • CANCERFREE50 has replied to a post on the message board

    Thank you PopPop for your reply!  My husbands cancer is also the base of his tongue, throat and neck.  Surgery is not an option we were told. He started his chemo last Wednesday.   We were told he wouldn't feel that bad till next week. Not knowing which questions to ask etc., he has been vomiting and nauseous for the past 3 days. Unfortunately, his prescriptions are with Express Script...

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    • CANCERFREE50 has replied to a post on the message board

      My husband just started chemo on Wednesday.  They gave him Cisplatin and Docetaxel at the center.  He has a pump that is administering it for the next 4 days.  Today is the first day he started with the nausea and vomiting.  His dr. said that some of the symptoms are pain and discoloration of the fingertips. Sores in the mouth. Low blood cell count. My wish is for them to find a cure for this di...

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        My husband just went to the dr's for his chemo and radiation schedule.  He usually is the most positive person.  Last night he told me that he is getting depressed.  He met with the radiation dr. yesterday, so she could do a scope.  He said she sounded like as if this is going to be a challenge for her.  He told me last night that nothing is bringing him joy. How do I help him stay positive?

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        Head and Neck Cancer, Squamous Cell Cancer, Throat Cancer
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        Hi,
        My husband found out a month ago that he has throat cancer. He is the most positive person I've ever met. Since going through the chemo and radiation schedule, we don't know what to expect. I also think he's starting to lose the positive attitude. How do I help him stay positive and give him the support he needs?

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