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    My Mom had a g tube inserted a day and a half ago. Since the surgery she has been unable to eat due to pain and nausea. If she eats so much as half a cup of soup she gets severe pain in her stomach, followed by vomiting. The nurses are telling us it is ok and it’s a side effect, not a complication, but it does not seem right to me based on everything I’ve read. I am worried that she is having a complication that ...

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      I’m sorry to hear your Dad had such a bad reaction! She decided to go the chemo route, but has not started yet. She will only be getting three doses over a 2 month period. How often did your Dad get chemo? She will get immunotherapy if the chemo and rad don’t work. I’m glad to hear his cancer is gone? What stage was he at when diagnosed? Had it gone to any lymph nodes? My Mom is stage 2 and 58 years old, so w...

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        My Mom will be starting radiation therapy for throat cancer next week.  She will be required to wear a mask over her face and be very still.  She is claustrophobic, and I was wondering if there is a drug someone could recomend to help with this.  Are there any over the counter ones, or does she need a prescription?

        July 04, 2018 view discussion
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          It's either or, I think because it is part of a trial.  The survival rate (5 yr) is 82%, which is great, but of course even if it goes away there is a chance of reoccurence.  The immunotherapy could possibly combat the reoccurence, but there is a risk that the it doesn't work and the tumor does not go away after initial treatment. Treatment is in Canada.

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            My mom was just diagnosed with stage 2 tonsil cancer. She is being offered a trial where they will do either radiation and chemo or radiation and immunotherapy. We are so torn as to what option to pick. Does anyone have any feedback???

            July 03, 2018 view discussion
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