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  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

    I went into shock when I heard that I most likely had cancer. I knew something was wrong but cancer never crossed my mind. I walked out of the doctor's office in a daze and got off on the wrong floor which took me out the wrong side of the building. I literally sank to the ground underage tree trying to gather my thoughts. It took a few weeks to come to terms with the fact I had cancer. No one wants to be diagno...

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      You will find many on here who have had tonsil cancer and are doing very well. I personally am almost seven years clear of my tonsil cancer. I remember how scary it was when diagnosed but upon learning that if you have to be diagnosed with cancer, tonsil cancer is the one to be diagnosed with I was reassured. When caught early, it is curable while many types of cancer do not have that high of a success rate. Fift...

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        I have been both a caregiver and a patient so I can honestly say that only should never be used in connection with caregiver. Erin, it has been 18 years since my husband passed away but the one thing I discovered was that we all mourn differently and in different time frames. I was only in my late forties so people who really meant well would mention moving on - and some would suggest I should think about remar...

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          After finding out I had nodules in my lungs I was petrified as I had already survived tonsil cancer. As I researched it and talked to others who also have nodules, I found them to be very common - even in people who have never had cancer. What they are looking for is rapid growth rather than size. Cancer will grow tremendously in a short time which is why they generally do CT scans 2-3 months apart at first. Slow...

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            Toni - You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Your ability to face today and tomorrow in spite of all you are enduring is inspiring so many on CC. Love you my friend. Diana

            Tuesday at 10:19 AM view post
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              Hi Sweetie - God comforts us in so many ways and isn't always acknowledged as the One providing the comfort. You my friend know who is providing it! Anyone battling cancer endures so much but I know that caregivers are also enduring unbelievable stresses - both physical and emotional. I've been in both positions and being a caregiver to my husband was more difficult. I'm not minimizing what as patients we go ...

              Tuesday at 10:11 AM view post
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                Hi Crystal Clint has a way of sharing God's words beautifully. God didn't promise us all good times - He promised to always be with us during the bad times. My favorite poem has always been "Footprints" but the words meant even more while undergoing treatment. Tonsil cancer is more common among males and those who were smokers and/or drinkers so I beat all the odds! While I didn't dwell on it somehow I di...

                Tuesday at 4:36 AM view post
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                  I believe it also depends on what type of head and neck cancer you have/had. We tend to group them together but for instance, there appears to be some differences in treatment of tonsil versus esophageal cancers. The five year all clear mark seems to be routine though for stopping scans. Diana

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                    Hi Patricia- Almost everyone on CC relates what we personally went through. Treatment is a choice that must be made individually but we educate those who have the same type of cancer we had so they are able to make the best choice for treatment. Head and neck cancers are cureable when caught early unlike many other types of cancer. My heart goes out to you over the loss of your son. Diana

                    July 27 at 6:00 AM view post
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                      We need to run any product we use past our oncologist. I asked about using aloe gel and was told not to use what I could buy at the store because it had other ingredients in it that we should not use. A surprise to me as I thought it worked on sunburns so would work for every sore or burn. I was given the okay to use the gel from the plant itself and it worked wonders. I purchased a plant for me and also one for ...

                      July 26 at 6:06 PM view post
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                      About Dlynn1210

                      Patient
                      Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsils Cancer

                      I am married and the mother of five grown children and 14 grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 2007 with SCC of the left tonsil and have been a member of CC since shortly after beginning treatment. I underwent chemo and radiation at CTCA in Zion, IL and received my last clean scan in Sept 2012. I found a wonderful support system on CC who really understood what I was going through and come back often to offer words of encouragement to those who are now traveling where I have been. I thank God daily for guiding me to CTCA and for guiding me to Cancer Compass. I had a tremendous support system with family and friends but there are not enough words to describe how I feel about my CC family other than to say I would not have made it through as well as I did without you.

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