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  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

    Stephen For some reason I have the same trouble with my IPAD although no problem opening it on my laptop.  As Sarah described though, you should be able to access it that way also.  Diana

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      My heart goes out to both of you because 20 years ago I was where you are only our baby was 18 and Jack was 59. He lost his battle and I often wonder if we had all the advancements that have come from research available to us then if he would have beat it. Jack was a Marine and could handle anything but when told he was terminal he shut down. His radiologist gave the best advice to him - for any of us really. You...

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        Hi Deb - As you know by now, you have made it to a wonderful site for guidance during the next few months as there are MANY of us here who have traveled this path and can offer our personal experiences to help your husband and you during a very trying time. I totally agree with those who are telling you to pay no attention to someone who is pushing alternatives as a primary treatment. No one individual can ...

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          I saw my dentist for extensive work just weeks before being diagnosed with tonsil cancer. He was looking right at the back of my throat for an hour but saw nothing questionable. I later lesrned that my left tonsil took up half of my throat and he said nothing about it! My ENT clearly stated that he should have picked up on it and "I suggest finding a new dentist". I followed her advice. Susan - I chuckled re...

          May 15 at 1:06 PM view post
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            Prayers heard and prayers answered. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Diana

            May 14 at 10:20 PM view post
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              I could not have said it any better Lynski. Natalie, hearing that we have cancer is scary for everyone but you would not want a close family member to withhold something so important from you. The most important role of family is to be there for each other. My husband has had a few moles removed and two were cancer. They were removed with no farther involvement. Some times there is no rhyme or reason why one i...

              May 06 at 4:53 PM view post
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                Hi I have to say this is the first time I have seen this question. I was diagnosed with Menieres a few years before being diagnosed with tonsil cancer. Salt intake definitely intensifies the ringing we endure and as I think back, I attributed the louder ringing to whatever drugs weren't going into my body. I had a feeding tube for a little over a year. Salads are pretty much off the menu for me now and I hav...

                May 01 at 1:01 AM view post
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                  Hi The idea of the mask was the worst part prior to treatment because I am severely claustrophobic - and me fears were justified when I didn't handle my first treatment well - at all. My oncologist prescribed Ativan one hour before each treatment which was a huge help. Also, I will say once again to those who have not started treatment, check out what kind of radiation you are having. TOMO is very successfu...

                  April 29 at 11:05 PM view post
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                    As I said, there are disagreements about sugar and cancer from both patients and medical personnel. Overweight was not my problem after losing 23 lbs during the first 3 weeks of treatment. I lost any extra I had acquired and have never gained it back. In grad school one professor encouraged us to always use layman's language when speaking to patients so I tend to skip the long drawn out technical explanations wh...

                    April 21 at 11:52 PM view post
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                      There is a lot of controversy from everyone about sugar intake but cancer lives sugar. Why else would the lace radio isotopes with it to get cancer cells to race towards during a PET scan? It just isn't during treatment but I seriously watch my sugar intake now - 7 1/2 years post treatment. Instead of syrup I used puréed fruits - like blueberries. Prosure is made by the same manufacturer as Ensure especially ...

                      April 21 at 2:37 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.

                      UPDATE - I am now
                      7 1/2 years clear of cancer. My oncologist considers me cured of head and neck cancer. No more scans!!!

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