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Thread: Hearing loss after chemotherapy?

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    Hearing loss after chemotherapy?

    Hey!! I'm new here. I'm here to ask a random question regarding hearing loss.
    I have been suffering from hearing loss after undergoing chemotherapy. I have researched and saw that it's common but I'm worried about it. I'm under partial remission of cancer and I can't imagine living the rest of my life as a deaf. My mom is compelling me to undergo hearing test from a clinic in Toronto to know the exact reason of hearing loss. Has anyone here lost their complete hearing ability after undergoing chemo? I would like to hear your experience after undergoing chemo.
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    Hi, Brenda--I'm sorry to hear of your situation. Can you tell us a little more about your specific treatment--the kind of chemo used and for how long? It might help pin down your current symptoms.

    Age 52 Male
    early Feb, 2013 - Noticed almond-sized lump in shaving area, right side of neck. No other "classic" cancer symptoms
    late Feb, 2013 - Visited PCP for check-up, PCP advised as lymphoma. Did blood work, orders for CT-scan, referred to ENT
    3/7/13 - CT-scan inconclusive, endoscopy negative
    3/9/13 - FNA of neck mass
    3/14/13 - Received dx of squamous-cell carcinoma, unknown primary
    3/25/13 - CT-PET scan reveals no other active tumors
    3/26/13 - work/up for IMRT
    4/1/13 - W1, D1 of weekly cetuximab
    4/8/13 - W1, D1 of IMRT
    5/20/13 - complete 8 week regimen of weekly cetuximab
    5/24/13 - Complete 35-day regimen of daily IMRT
    mid-July 2013 - CT-PET scan reveals no active tumors, but shows necrotic tissue at site of original tumor
    early Sept 2013 - partial neck dissection to remove necrotic tissue. Assay shows no cancer present.
    Spring 2014 - No signs of cancer
    Spring 2015 - NED
    Spring 2016 - NED
    Spring 2017 - NED


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