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Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
2/11/2012 1:35:40 PM

Reviewer: MOsorrow, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Husband has squamous cell carcinoma. 3 cisplatin treatments and 33 radiation treatments with surgery. VERY sick throughout! Lost 60 pounds in 3 months. One month after last chemo started having symptoms of MS. 4 months after chemo now has lost use of hands and arms, muscle atrophy throught body, short term memory loss, and back on a feeding tube because his throat muscles are so weak he can't ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
11/27/2011 1:39:50 PM

Reviewer: harleyguy, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
just finished treatment so really can't answer effectiveness etc. need to wait a while and go in for another petscan to seeif it did work. problem i'm having is metallic taste constantly and very bad ringing in ears constantly! want to know if hearing will clear up? also went thru 7 wks of radiation. i was diagnosed with stage 4 tonsil cancer, hpv the cause along w/smoking.

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
3/30/2010 12:54:05 PM

Reviewer: Tom C, 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Had cancerous parotid salvia gland removed(10/08) followed by 6 sessions of chemo (Cisplatin and Taxotere). Never got sick, but used Emend & Anzmet the day of treatment. Also took the Emend for two days following. The steriod taken was Decaron. The cancer had spread to the chest and lung and the chemo (11/08-3/09) was successful. Eight months later the cancer returned to the neck, which was ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
12/1/2009 11:41:30 PM

Reviewer: nanaja4661, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
this is the nastiest chemo drug there is my doctor told me it would be, and that a couple of weeks i would start getting sick with it 4 hours after my first treatment i started vomiting and did not stop for the next 6 months i lost about 70 pounds during my treatments and as ugly as it was it did save my life i was a stage 4 npc- and i am very lucky to be alive so i have to say i am satisfied with ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
5/21/2009 3:03:36 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
11/04: began 4 treatments with Cisplatin, in conjunction with 40 treatments of IMRT (radiation) for Head/Neck CA (occult tumor). So far no recurrence, but the chemo brain has become a terrible handicap.

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