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  • Cmel369423 has replied to a post on the message board

    Thank you...

    January 30 at 11:10 AM view post
    • Cmel369423 has replied to a post on the message board

      Hello, My husband had Stage four HNSCC base if tongue and tonsil. He had 35 radiations 7 chemos erbitux. He then had a free flap reconstruction of Pharnx and base of the tongue because the radiation damaged all of those areas. First scans shiwed nodules in the lungs. They said like a shotgun blast too many n too small to biopsy. Next scan they grew then they biopsied. Cancer again. They gave him cisplatin he needed f...

      January 27 at 4:25 PM view post
      • Cmel369423 has replied to a post on the message board

        My husbands tumor was very large as well after radiation and chemo there was a big hole in his pharynx and base of tongue was 40 percent destroyed. Doctor Eric Genden at Mt Sinai in NYC did the free flap reconstruction surgery to rebuild his damaged areas. He now has a some hat normal eating process, however cancer has resurfaced in his lungs. We are now in another battle with taxol and carpoplatin. 6 treatments ever...

        March 14, 2018 view post
        • Cmel369423 has replied to a post on the message board

          The stomach feeding tube better known in the medical field as the “peg” was great for adding what they call the formula which added a 350 calories a feeding. I know it seems scared but it helps so much to keep some weight on. My husband went from 230 to 160 he has leveled out to 185 which is a perfect wright for him. Keep your thoughts positive and take care of yourself. Workout meditate, pray whatever you need to do...

          December 26, 2017 view post
          • Cmel369423 has replied to a post on the message board

            I have been with my husband for 23 years when he got diagnosed with SSC HPV 16 related I was sure it was me who gave it to him. Well I recently went for my yearly visit with the gyno and found out that I was negative for HPV 16. I wished I had known that because since February 27, 2015 i felt awful that I passed it to him. He is now recovering from 35 radiations And 7 erbitux chemos. He just had reconstruction surger...

            November 09, 2015 view post
            • Cmel369423 has replied to a post on the message board

              Great advice

              November 09, 2015 view post
              • Cmel369423 has replied to a post on the message board

                Thank you Susan,  Just wanted to share an update on the surgery it has been two weeks out from surgery and I wanted to let you know that so far all is going well. No rejection of the reconstructed tissue which they took from his thigh about a 24 inch incision. No infection which they told me could be 50 percent chance of that from the saliva that can seep into the wound. His tongue his very swollen and sticking...

                September 29, 2015 view post
                • Cmel369423 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Thank you so much for your reply Im so happy you shared your personal experiences with me its not easy but its so helpful. 

                  September 29, 2015 view post
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                    Hi All,  Tomorrow my wonderfully strong brave husband will undergo surgery for the cavity and remaining tumor after his seven week chemo/radiation treatments. His last treatment was May 22, 2015 and he has been waiting the three months for his PET scan which revealed a cavity in his throat which goes down to the jaw bone. The cancer is not in the lymph nodes anymore however they still think the cancer is remain...

                    September 16, 2015 view discussion
                    • Cmel369423 has replied to a post on the message board

                      My husband had erbitux because of his hearing loss. the radiation caused most of the side effects. He did not have too many with it. It is a protein based medicine and seems to be less harsh then the cisplatin, however cisplatin would have been the first choice if not for the hearing loss. 

                      September 15, 2015 view post
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