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BusdriverSam
  • By BusdriverSam · New reply 8:31 am
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • So dad got his tube put in. We are up to the 5 cans a day. And more than enough water a day. But when you only eat by tube. How often is a bm? Sound gross but it has been awhile and the tube is the only ...

Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply yesterday at 11:27 pm
  • Journal · 323 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

Hpv throat cancer

Nunger
  • By Nunger · Posted yesterday at 10:51 pm
  • Discussion in Living with head and neck cancer · 0 replies
  • Hi everyone I'm new here just wanted to ask a question and get your opinions on how long does it take for hpv to turn into a throat cancer I know everyone's different and experts say many years to decades ...

Tongue Cancer questions

Attootsie
  • By Attootsie · New reply yesterday at 9:01 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 3 replies
  • Hi everyone, my name is Lorrie or better known as Aunttootsie001@aol.com I am a survivor of Lung cancer but recently found out my oldest son has Tongue Cancer. Had 2/3rd of the base of his Tongue removed ...

Losing some fine motor control in hands

foxriverguy
  • By foxriverguy · New reply yesterday at 8:18 pm
  • Discussion in Living with head and neck cancer · 5 replies
  • Over the past week or so I have begin to notice some slight trembling in my hands. When my RO went over my treatment plan months ago he showed me on his computer how the radiation was by-passing my spinal ...

MS and cancer and rheumatoid arthritis

Katyw
  • By Katyw · Posted yesterday at 7:11 pm
  • Discussion in Living with head and neck cancer · 0 replies
  • Need to know if and one else has these challengers! Big fatigued finishedRT last November and have had MS attack Very down ...

The mental warfare of cancer..

JBSPark2014
  • By JBSPark2014 · New reply yesterday at 4:13 pm
  • Discussion in Family and friends · 10 replies
  • My husband has stage III squamous cell cancer of his vellecula (base of tongue) with lymph node involvement. We are half way through a 6 week, 3 day treatment regimen. He received carboplatin chemotherapy ...

Hpv and a smoker

Palosheights
  • By Palosheights · Posted yesterday at 3:59 pm
  • Discussion in Family and friends · 0 replies
  • My husbands soft pallet cancer And lymph nodes came back HPV positive. He also smoked 2 pkg a day. Is it a double wammy? I can't believe with all the smoking he did, that smoking wasn't the cause of the ...

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME WHAT IS THIS HPV IS IT A VIRUS OR A CANCER?

CAL-1953-15
  • By CAL-1953-15 · New reply yesterday at 3:38 pm
  • Discussion in Awareness and advocacy · 3 replies
  • I AM 3 YEARS POST HAVING THYROID CANCER DUE TO A TUMOR ON IT.....I LOVE THIS FORUM SITE I HAVE BEEN ON HERE ALL 3YEARS ITS BEEN SO GREAT FOR INSPIRATION AS WELL AS COMFORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT.....I KNOW ...

Are there any alternative treatments available

MarJim4
  • By MarJim4 · New reply yesterday at 3:29 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 1 reply
  • Hi..I am new to this website. My husband was diagnosed with throat cancer and will be starting treatment . I am terrified for him considering that I do a lot of reading to educate myself so I am very ...

Proper way to administer ventilation to neck breathers

dribrook
  • By dribrook · New reply yesterday at 3:27 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • Neck breathers are at a high risk of getting inadequate therapy when seeking urgent medical care or anaesthesia. I experienced this when I needed urgent care when I was administered oxygen to my nose ...

My husband has throat cancer.

deb1125wa
  • By deb1125wa · New reply yesterday at 12:59 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment · 19 replies
  • My husband was recently diagnosed with tonsil, tongue, and lymph nodes on his neck cancer aka throat cancer. He is now getting radiation daily and chemo weekly. I go to all of his appointments with him ...

2 years.

WorriedWife69
  • By WorriedWife69 · New reply yesterday at 12:55 pm
  • Journal · 29 replies
  • This month will be 2 years to the date that my husband was diagnosed with tonsil cancer with lymph node metatsis. After a set of test, blood work ect. He deceided to have surgery July 2012. Tonsil removed ...

82 days

pippa03
  • By pippa03 · New reply yesterday at 9:27 am
  • Journal · 9 replies
  • It's been 82 days since my love passed away. 82 days and everyone thinks I should be "OK". Move on, go back to work, live life, my "new normal" (God how I hate that cliche). Need a mental health evaluation ...

NEED ADVISE

hohum
  • By hohum · New reply yesterday at 8:59 am
  • Discussion in Living with head and neck cancer · 6 replies
  • My husband finished his chemo and radiation treatments for HNCA in January. He eats regular food but since his taste buds have been drastically affected his appetite is not great. I have noticed that ...

Hard Lump Side of Neck :(

Anna28
  • By Anna28 · New reply yesterday at 8:47 am
  • Discussion in Awareness and advocacy · 15 replies
  • Hi All, I am not new to inspire but I am new to 'Head and Neck Cancer Alliance' purely due to my new concerns. Over a year ago I felt a small lump on the lower left side of my neck (about 5cm below ear ...

I'm too young to retire...

fullpin
  • By fullpin · New reply yesterday at 8:03 am
  • Discussion in Living with head and neck cancer · 15 replies
  • Hello Everyone. I just discovered this forum and would like to say thankyou to whomever created it. I'm 49 yrs old and 10 months out of treatment for base of tongue and tonsil cancer that had also spread ...

Acupuncture

Michrob
  • By Michrob · New reply yesterday at 2:04 am
  • Discussion in Living with head and neck cancer · 20 replies
  • This is my first time on this awesome website! My husband was diagnosed with tonsil cancer on December 20, 2013 and just finished 33 rounds of radiation two weeks ago and 3 rounds of chemo three weeks ...

Extreme fatigue

Preddick
  • By Preddick · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with head and neck cancer · 16 replies
  • I finished chemo and radiation last October. For the last 2 months I have had extreme fatigue and no energy! I'm eating a regular diet. Does anyone have any suggestions such as energy drinks or a certain ...

Boost VHC Drink - 530 Calories

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply April 22, 2014
  • Journal · 72 replies
  • Thanks to a lovely lady battling ALS, I have found out about this new Boost high- calorie drink to pass on to those struggling to maintain or to gain weight. Check it out online. Take special notice to ...

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