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Forum: Head and Neck Cancer/ Thyroid Cancer Forum

Discussion of cancers of the mouth, tongue, tonsils, throat/larynx, thyroid, sinuses, upper esophagus, and related sites of the upper airway. This also includes salivary gland cancers, adenoid cystic cancers, and other rare tumors occurring in the head and neck area.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Worried about possible cancer?

    Please post on the worried about possible cancer forum. http://www.cancerforums.net/forums/5...ossible-Cancer...

    Started by Didee, 09-04-2013 12:21 AM
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  1. Thyroid cancer diagnosed last week...surgery next week

    Hi all...this is my 1st post. Went to my Dr 3 weeks ago about feeling a pressure just under my adams apple for about 4 months. She sent me down for...

    Started by dennis.1960, 01-27-2015 05:56 AM
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  2. Hurthle Cell Neoplasm

    Good afternoon, This has to be the hardest diagnosis to research with any possible feedback that gives way to hazardous potential. The doctor did...

    Started by chriscoxx, 04-21-2015 08:35 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-22-2015 01:32 AM Go to last post
  3. Diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid cancer via biopsy yesterday

    Hello everyone. I am new here. I was reading a post by Dennis earlier and he mentioned that he didn't go through the 5 stages of grief when he found...

    Started by NotorDJP, 04-10-2015 08:22 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-14-2015 07:32 PM Go to last post
  4. Extra Feeding Tube Forumla and Accessories

    My mom recently passed away after many long battles with multiple cancers. Because of her tongue and oral cancers she was feeding through a G-tube. ...

    Started by gumby34, 04-02-2015 03:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-10-2015 04:03 AM Go to last post
  5. Laryngeal Cancer

    I am about to start radiation for a T2 N0 squamous cell Cancer on my right vocal cord. I keep reading sites on the Internet, that laser surgery may...

    Started by mo50sy, 04-01-2015 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-01-2015 06:18 PM Go to last post
  6. Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Hello, I am new to this forum. My elder brother was detected with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the right side of tongue 2nd stage, and operated on 11th...

    Started by abhijit.merrypark, 10-12-2014 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-31-2015 08:16 PM Go to last post
  7. Thyroid Biospy

    My friend has had this result from thyroid biopsy and has appointment next week....does anyone know what it means please??? atypical thyroid...

    Started by DEDE, 03-25-2015 07:10 PM
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  8. Dad with throat cancer

    Hi, I just joined this forum 2 minutes ago. I just found out my dad has been diagnosed with throat cancer (he is 51), he is the first person I've...

    Started by boomanu, 02-08-2015 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-20-2015 08:15 PM Go to last post
  9. 21 y/o female, diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma Thyroid Cancer

    Has anybody here been diagnosed with Papillary Carcinoma Thyroid Cancer that has affected the surrounding lymph nodes? My 21 y/o cousin was diagnosed...

    Started by kingsdaughter, 02-28-2015 06:43 AM
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    03-09-2015 05:30 AM Go to last post
  10. Synthroid and weight loss

    I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer early January 2015. I had surgery right away and was put on synthroid 100mg. I am 5/7 and weigh 140 lbs. Six...

    Started by amyhok, 03-06-2015 03:02 PM
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    03-06-2015 03:02 PM Go to last post
  11. Papillary Thyroid Cancer - 54 Year old male

    I had a bump on my neck for a couple of years that my doctor said was a fatty cyst and nothing to be concerned with. I pressed to have it removed...

    Started by Whitney777, 03-03-2015 08:39 PM
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    03-06-2015 12:31 AM Go to last post
  12. Newly Diagnosed Thyroid Cancer

    Well I just got the diagnosis today of thyriod cancer., and it has spread to surrounding lymph nodes. They are going to remove it next thursday, and...

    Started by mrmrsg, 03-15-2012 05:25 PM
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    03-01-2015 12:45 AM Go to last post
  13. papillar thyroid cancinoma diagnosed

    Hi everybody, i joined to this forum two years ago finding support for my mother with lungs cancer. My mother for a miracle is still alive and she...

    Started by carmen_amorino, 06-15-2013 02:13 AM
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    02-28-2015 06:34 PM Go to last post
  14. 36 and diagnosed

    Just diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer... not sure what stage or if it has spread as of right now. Waiting to hear from surgeon. Based on when...

    Started by VanessaE, 12-01-2014 03:43 PM
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    02-28-2015 06:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer aka Papillary Carcinoma

    I am 24 years old turning 25 in a few days. I am wondering if anyone has any possible suggestions as to what could cause this type of cancer ...

    Started by djc04, 10-17-2012 02:43 AM
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  16. Survivor of Tongue Cancer ready to give advice

    I was diagnosed with base of tongue cancer in 1996 and treated with surgery and radiation. You and your family may have lots of questions about this...

    Started by SimmsFond1, 02-17-2015 10:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-17-2015 11:26 PM Go to last post
  17. Question 6 Weeks out of Treatment 2 more Weeks before I see Doctor Question on Pain Meds

    Ok, I have SCC of right Tonsil with 3 involved lymph nodes. Had 35 X rays and 8 Chemos with Erbitux. Right now I still have some taste bud taste...

    Started by nants07, 01-21-2015 11:05 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-22-2015 04:04 PM Go to last post
  18. My Base of Tongue Cancer stage 4

    Head and neck Cancer stage 4 > My personal case " Base of tongue Cancer including 2 tumors with Lymph node involvement". My Cancer story will be...

    Started by kevinaka2aa, 12-11-2013 10:09 PM
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  19. Retirement present

    So, getting ready to retire I go to my final ( required ) physical at work and nurse detects nodule on thyroid. Go through the u/s, FNA, biopsy and...

    Started by Dmm001, 12-07-2014 12:41 AM
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    12-10-2014 06:54 AM Go to last post
  20. New Member - Husband with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

    Hello all :grin: Thank you for adding me to your group. I am the caretaker for my 66 yo husband who was just diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic...

    Started by spaker62, 12-09-2014 12:29 AM
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    12-10-2014 05:55 AM Go to last post
  21. Pain at back of neck/headache

    Since having thyroid removed and neck dissection for PTC that had spread to lymph nodes, I have had persistent pain in back of neck (near base of...

    Started by Dmm001, 12-09-2014 03:07 AM
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  22. Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

    My father was diagnosed with Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. It has metastasized to a few of the lymph nodes and multiple sub-centimeter nodules have been...

    Started by Salimah923, 11-22-2014 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-22-2014 09:26 PM Go to last post
  23. Help on tongue Sore post radiation

    Dear All, My husband got diagnosed with oral cancer on march 2014 and had 3 cycles of chemo and 32 sittings of radiation therapy.Post radiation,...

    Started by chinasales, 09-23-2014 02:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,403
    11-06-2014 03:41 AM Go to last post
  24. First PET Scan Results and BIG Decision to Make

    Other half is 3 months post treatment from nasopharengeal carcinoma. It was stage 3 because it spread to both sides of his neck into the lymph nodes....

    Started by Rabbit11, 10-05-2014 10:49 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-03-2014 01:40 PM Go to last post
  25. Decisions

    Well, this is my first post, so bare with me.... Things started a while back with swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Went through all the test,...

    Started by CEH, 10-14-2014 10:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 824
    10-24-2014 10:01 PM Go to last post
  26. Having hypothyroidism

    Hello, I currently have hypothyroidism and take Levothyroxine to alleviate that. But I worry, can having hypothyroidism cause things like hypoxia or...

    Started by weka, 10-06-2014 07:58 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-06-2014 07:44 PM Go to last post
  27. Painless neck mass

    So here's my story. Started smoking at 12. At 16 I was up to 2 packs a day and stayed there until the birth of my 3rd son 6 years ago. Quit...

    Started by alf_, 08-05-2014 02:30 AM
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  28. Not able to Swallow or eat anything.On PEG


    Started by hariharan, 09-23-2014 02:17 PM
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  29. How long post radiation to eat ??? Tongue/nasopharynx /base of skull

    First post here. My 61 y/o husband diagnosed with base of tongue cancer in early nov ( has swollen lymph glands) that upon a lengthy work up at Sloan...

    Started by Goingtobebroke, 04-26-2014 12:43 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-10-2014 04:40 PM Go to last post
  30. Recently Diagnosed

    Hi, I am 32 had a tumor removed from my parotid gland 10 days ago. Fine needle biopsy results had previously indicated that the tumor was benign....

    Started by seekingadvice, 12-22-2013 04:33 PM
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    09-09-2014 03:42 AM Go to last post
  31. My Struggle With Cancer

    Stage 4 Cancer Extreme Treatments PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU ARE ALREADY WEAK & DEPRESSED This may sound like I am looking for someone to...

    Started by hjm_, 08-09-2014 09:45 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-11-2014 02:49 PM Go to last post
  32. PET Scan Results Help

    Hello, My father has just received some results from a PET Scan and sent home the reports. Can someone help me understand these? History:...

    Started by ek378996, 08-01-2014 11:12 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 944
    08-09-2014 01:22 PM Go to last post
  33. Question Hi. Husband diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer

    I have never written in a blog before, but I need to talk with others dealing with this. He is a truck driver and I have been unemployed this past...

    Started by califgirl510, 08-04-2014 12:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-04-2014 03:48 PM Go to last post
  34. Throat Cancer and Massive Weight Gain

    Hello all. I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma to the larynx in 2010. Underwent both chemo (Cycplatin - evil stuff) and radiation (5 days...

    Started by Sandy 23, 07-26-2014 03:28 PM
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  35. My Dad has metastatic SCC, now has subcutaneous tumors all over?

    My Dad was diagnosed with SCC of the (R) tonsil and lymph nodes, June of 2011. He opted to do chemo and radiation. He has been doing chemo ever...

    Started by irishmexi84, 07-21-2014 03:36 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-21-2014 03:07 PM Go to last post
  36. Inability to swallow post H&N chemoradiation for squamous cell

    Hi All: My 78 year old father underwent chemoradiation for stage 4 Head and Neck cancer. Cancer was diagnosed in July '13 and treatment completed...

    Started by HEC, 04-02-2014 05:13 PM
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    07-14-2014 03:44 AM Go to last post
  37. Late Side Effects of Head/Neck cancer treatment--anyone else?

    I can't believe I'm back on this forum...but it's been most helpful in the past. My husband just passed the one year mark (well, 14 month) post...

    Started by PamelaMR, 06-03-2014 04:56 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-20-2014 10:22 PM Go to last post
  38. frightened

    does anyone have esophageal cancer as i have just been diagnosed with it and have no idea if i am going to survive. i have young children and no...

    Started by madmik, 06-14-2014 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-15-2014 01:26 AM Go to last post
  39. Anyone had IMPT proton therapy?

    Looking for info on proton therapy for HPV+ BOT and lymph node cancer? Anyone???

    Started by vvsintx, 06-06-2014 11:22 PM
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    06-06-2014 11:22 PM Go to last post
  40. Paranasal tumor, HELP

    I think this is the right place to post. So, four days ago, my 22 year cousin suddenly lost 60% of his vision. It just went blur. He did an MRI which...

    Started by SilverSpring, 05-31-2014 12:16 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-02-2014 02:58 PM Go to last post
  41. Question Husband Recently Diagnosed With SQUAMOUS Cell Carcinoma of the head and neck

    Just last week my husband was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. The cancer has not spread beyond the head and neck area so...

    Started by missyr70, 06-12-2013 10:17 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-23-2014 08:47 PM Go to last post
  42. Advice via video for throat cancer patients about to undergo radiation/chemo

    In Jan '14 I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on my tonsil that had metastasized to a lymph node on my throat, stage 4. About 2 weeks ago...

    Started by JasontheBeaver, 05-15-2014 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-19-2014 08:19 PM Go to last post
  43. Chef with tonsil cancer help no taste buds

    Hi, . I was diagnosed with cancer of the tonsils stage 3 in May of 2013. I had my last radiation treatment at the end of August. My last surgery...

    Started by Jkaye0116, 01-29-2014 09:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,393
    05-19-2014 01:36 PM Go to last post
  44. Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (NCP)

    Hello, I have been researching and reading this forum for a little while now but decided today I would sign up for an account and actually post. ...

    Started by Rabbit11, 03-18-2014 05:56 PM
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    05-16-2014 06:18 PM Go to last post
  45. told i now have lhermittes sign from radiation

    Hi everyone, just wondering if any one here has experienced what I am now. Finished rad treatments about 2 months ago and doctors tell me throat...

    Started by jarw123, 02-25-2014 12:37 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 894
    05-15-2014 10:14 PM Go to last post
  46. PEG tube and Tracheostomy Tube ---Can't swallow but very thirsty, mouth dry

    Hi, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. Three weeks ago, my father completed radiation treatment for laryngeal squamous cell cancer. ...

    Started by SolidResolution, 03-09-2014 02:31 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,552
    04-12-2014 09:47 PM Go to last post
  47. papillary thyroid carcinoma diagnosed-now making radioactive I-131 treatment

    I am diagnosed with papillary thyroid carcinoma one month ago and i am now making radioactive I-131 treatment, i am a doctor myself everything is...

    Started by jf1978, 04-05-2014 07:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,617
    04-11-2014 03:14 AM Go to last post
  48. One year with Medullary Thyroide cancer

    Hi, My name is Stefan, 32 years from sweden. I was diagonsed Medullary Thyroide cancer last year. I think it was in febrary. One of the problem...

    Started by Stefan_SWE, 03-06-2012 06:27 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-27-2014 04:04 AM Go to last post
  49. Medullary thyroid cancer symptoms

    I found out I had MTC just about 3 years ago. I cannot pass it on and did not inherit it which is good for my children. I wonder as so few actually...

    Started by medguy, 03-27-2014 04:00 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,099
    03-27-2014 04:00 AM Go to last post
  50. Thyroid Cancer

    My sister was diagnosed with possibly the rarest and most aggressive form of thyroid cancer (Poorly Differentiated Insular Thyroid Cancer) back in...

    Started by Tyler88, 03-26-2014 11:42 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,125
    03-26-2014 11:44 PM Go to last post


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