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Mary53's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Mary53 has replied to a post on the message board

    Hey never give up,and stay positive. I am a 5 year stage 4 base of tongue with lymph nodes affected cancer survivor.No surgery as tumor was too large and would have had to take voice box thus 37 rads and 3 cisplatin chemo.It wasn't easy going through it but heading into my 6th year, hey I'm still here. I pray for all us cancer survivors and patients everywhere.Stay strong.

    January 13, 2013 view post
    • Mary53 has replied to a post on the message board

      I haven't eaten in 5 years, from treatments stage 4 base of tongue cancer. I use a blender & started blending banana's,fruits, adding milk,carnation instant breakfast and ice cream to fruits ,veges I add juices to thin out in to put in my peg. I blend rolled oats and rice krispies back to powder and mix with warm water and 1 can of Ensure till thin enough.Every morning with the cereal I have a...

      September 28, 2012 view post
      • Mary53 has replied to a post on the message board

        I am a stage 4 base of tongue...2 lymph nodes both sides of neck affected ,survivor. I have my 5 year check up April 3. So you see all is not lost, take it a day at a time and believe!

        March 17, 2012 view post
        • Mary53 has replied to a post on the message board

          The choice is yours and yes the treatment is harsh. I am a 4 year Stage 4 base of tongue cancer survivor . 2 lymph nodes in neck affected also. I did the 3 Cisplaton and 37 rads. I lost 40 + pounds through it all that I haven't regained and have been tube fed ever since. Was so sick when I was finished treatments, I wondered if I was going to make it.After 6 months started living my life again,not with out issue...

          October 20, 2011 view post
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          Head and Neck Cancer

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