Throat cancer radiation

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Avatar n tn My husband has/ had throat cancer. He went through kemo and radiation. He is going to tested Fri. to see if treatment worked. He still has very bad breath. Also 2 other spots have shown up too. He also has a large lump on his leg.
Avatar m tn I recently had undergone radiation therapy to my throat for throat cancer. Before that had 7 lymph nodes removed from the left side of my neck and only 2 of the center lymph nodes were cancerous (squamous cell). Radiation treatment ended in October 2009 Now today March 31, 2010 they did an ULTRA TSH test and my level was high at 7.75. EGFR 51.0. What does this mean? Do I have hyperthyroidism? or Thyroid Cancer?
Avatar n tn hello i was diagnosed with having cancer on my right lung, i have not been following up on my follow ups after being treated with radiation, i have acid reflux also but i have this feeling of something in my thoat for about three weeks now i was wondering if this may have something to do with me having cancer in the past? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/234290'>feeling of lump in throat</a>.
Avatar m tn I am a 43 year old male with left vocal fold cancer treated with radiation approx 1 year ago (no history of smoking or alcohol; ENT cannot determine cause for my cancer). My voice and left vocal fold improved following radiation until approx 3 months ago when my voice became hoarse again and I developed mild pain in my throat, neck and ear (although a small bit of dysplagia on my left vocal fold remained following radiation; however, when biopsied it did not indicate cancer).
Avatar n tn My husband was diagnosed with throat cancer the end of October of 2008 and he is now more than 1/2 way through his treatment which is - 36 radiation and 3 chemo treatments. He has had a feeding tube (PEG) placed little over a week ago and now pain is so severe in his throat isn't eating at all and swallowing very little water. He is having the thick white mucous so bad that he is spitting in a cup all day long and at times is chocking. Does anyone have any suggestions for us?
Avatar n tn Had cancer in throat/thyroid? Surgery was done, but cancer has spread,Advising that cancer was detected early enough that they are suggesting this kind of treatment to my friend. Would like to know everything about this subject please. Also this is second hand info so i dont know exactly what kind of cancer,exactly if it was throat or thyroid but i do know that it has spread and this is the option they have given to a mother of two children who is only in her late 20's.
Avatar n tn My brother is miserable since his radiation treatment for throat cancer, as he has excessive phlegm and cannot cough it up. Is there any effective remedy for this? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/229569'>Relief from post-radiation therapy for GRD-related throat cancer</a>.
Avatar n tn I had radiation treatment for throat cancer and in sept of 2010 told I was cancer free. I still cannot eat as it feels like razor blades in my throat . I find it hard to breathe at times (actually quite often ) I get grape size lumps under my arms . I feel I was better off with cancer . Is there any thing that will help? How long does this last?
Avatar m tn I had vocal-cord cancer and received radiation treatments, Now I have scar-tissue in my throat. Which causes chronic pain in my throat and ears, I take vicadan. This doesn't seem to help any with the pain. Is there anything that would help with the pain.
1143283 tn?1408903305 my mom has throat cancer,she had kemo, radiation,the cancer has spread dr said, hospice nurse said that it might come up on mom is that true?
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer in the base of my tongue 4.5 years ago and have utilized alternative treatments thus far. I'm still alive so that is saying something. The cancer has spread in my throat some but no where else. One of my most distressing problems I'm having now is with mucus. Whenever I eat, which is difficult, my throat produces amazing amounts of mucus. It is also there when I'm not eating but especially when eating.
Avatar f tn I had cancer of the larynx 2 yrs ago. FORTY radiation treatments left my throat swollen. Recent general anesthetic last week, left my throat even more swollen, and I became dehydrated Hosp. for 3 days,fluids, steroids and antibiotics. 'took series of steroids after discharge. After the series, my throat is still swollen. What OTC medication can I take to reduce swelling?
Avatar m tn I had laryngeal cancer last year and had chemo and radiation. The throat is a major gland area, lymph nodes, saliva glands, thyroid etc. The no saliva thing is the most common, the saliva glands get nuked. Does it come back? to some extent it might, I have about 50% and my onc doc says that may be it. use biotene toothpaste and gargle with biotene mouth wash 3 times a day. This really helps, but never be too far away from a bottle of water.
Avatar n tn I also finished chemo and into radiation for breast cancer. I have had 9 treatments with 21 more to go. my throat is very sore, hard to swallow feels like a lump in it.My radi oncologist says radiation treatments will be adjusted.The tects in radiation say this area is not being irradiated.I am confused and very uncomfortable going on 7 dayswith this .If you have experience with this please advise....I am very grateful for your imput as I don't know what to do next.
Avatar n tn My husband had a pet scan this week aND THE DOCTORS OFFICE JUST CALLED AND SAID THEY FOUND AN UPTAKE AT THE BASE OF HIS TONGE AND ALSO IN HIS BLADDER THEY ARE BOTH VERY SMALL IN SIZE, WHAT i AM WORRIED ABOUT IS HE HAS A BIG PROBLEM SWALLOWING HIS FOOD NOW BECAUSE OF THE RADIATION HE HAD 10 YEARS AGO FOR HEAD NICK AND THROAT CANCER, DOES THIS MEAN IT HAS COME BACK AND IF SO WILL HE BE ABLE TO HAVE RADIATION AGAIN HE HAD 39 TREATMENTS 10 YEARS AGO.
Avatar n tn Hi. Since your relative was diagnosed with throat cancer fifteen years ago, I'm assuming that the radiation therapy was also completed around that time (or at least more than ten years ago). If this is the case, then the personality changes you observed starting two years ago cannot be attributed to the radiotherapy. I also don't think it is proper to label your kin's condition as "dementia" at this time.
Avatar n tn My father has an extensive tumour in his throat and has had radiotherapy to reduce. A stent has been inserted to open passage but still unable to swallow anything. Doctor says nerve damage from intrusion of tumour and untreatable. Recurring Pneumonia a threat from saliva in lungs too.Has had PEG tube put in yesterday to aid feeding into stomach. Can you give any hope to swallowing function returning at all? Can nerve regenerate or be fixed? Quality of life very poor without this.
Avatar f tn I had mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation for invasive breast cancer. I now take Armidex as I was estrogen positive. I had nineteen lymph nodes removed and radiation above my collar bone and on my throat. My question is can this treatment affect you thyroid.?
Avatar m tn i really do not know the ans to that do you smoke?
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with merkel cell carcinoma in march 2010…had surgery immediately and some very heavy doses of radiation for eight weeks, two years later i developed thyroid cancer from the radiation….they took out my whole thyroid but did not want to do the l131 because they said they hoped they got it all and my body had enough radiation for a lifetime. So here I am 1 1/2 years later and i have developed this awful tickle and cough in my throat very close to where my thyroid was….
Avatar f tn I had a TT in Nov of last year due to Pap cancer. I did not do radiation because my endocrinologist assured me I didn't need it. I'm going for a ultrasound today because of the huge lump in my throat where my thyroid was. What are the chances of it coming back since I didn't do RAI? My surgeon (who scheduled the ultrasound) did not check my thyroglobulin levels yet.
2099644 tn?1333410460 I want to know can cancer spread from your throat to your face. I have had the radiation treatment for my thyriod surgeries, was told that the radiation would kill off the rest of the cancer tissues. Or because cyst run on my mother side of family, and I have had so many already removed, is there a chance this could be a knew cyst? and it could be cancerous?
Avatar f tn radiation from left side breast cancer 2000. All heart and lung tests how all is well except experience shortness of breath, jaw & teeth ache and tightness in throat (my symptoms before heart surgery)- has been suggested it is small vessel heart disease. Is there anyone who is experienced in this? What can I do other than lifestyle change? - I work out (much slower now) 5x week, eat healthy, no smoke or drink, no family history. I will be happy to travel to see doc experienced in this.
Avatar f tn I am a 72 year old women who has been receiving radiation treatment for throat cancer. I have had 15 radiation treatments over a period of three weeks. I now have broken out in an extremely itchy skin rash all over my body, including the vaginal area and buttocks, arms, legs, trunk and scalp. The attached photo is the rash on my arm. Any info would be helpful. Thank you in advance.
Avatar n tn have a orange mucus when I cough or blow my nose throat feels like its on fire I have cancer and completed radiation treatments in april
Avatar n tn I would say not to worry about oral hpv, the main reason being the high-risk strains those live on genital areas do not like the oral enviornment and they do not survive well in there... Further, the throat cancer due to hpv is extremely low to rare and hpv is not the major cause of throat cancer but it can be a causitive factor... the tobacco use is the major cause of throat cancer...
Avatar n tn my sister lives in chicago. 15 years ago she had throat cancer and they removed the cancer., supposedly got it all. but the doctor wanted radiation. well they over ratiation her and she now cannot make her own saliva. she goes 4 times a year to the hospital and they stretch her throat. she has become very septical to pneumonia and as a matter of fact is in the hospital as we speak. she is in rush prespeterian. her name is marlene friere. they are putting her through plain hell.