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    Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
    2/15/2018 10:32:21 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Age 57 male tumor above tonsils surgery not a option,chemo 6 cycles plus 25 rad.3 years remission, still have bad headaches, back pain, swallowing hard.taste 50% back .no hair loss at all.

    Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
    8/8/2017 11:40:29 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    2009 stage 4 tumor left tonsil.Same day surgery, removed 90%. After G.I. inserted feeding tube, started 80 radiation treatments w/3 rounds of chemo..first day, middle of treatment and last day.8a.m.thru ,5p.m. w/8 bags of saline simultaneously to protect kidneys.Thyroid and most saliva glands destroyed by rad, now take thyroid drug daily, and lots of h2o for dry mouth.Nausea controlled very well w ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
    5/9/2016 10:30:53 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Three high dose treatments along with 35 radiation treatments. Harsh side effects, vomiting, 20% hearing loss, ongoing neuropathy in feet, 10 days in hospital, 20 loss of body weight. Cancer free 1 year later. Weight back to normal, food still tastes terrible but I think radiation more to blame. Overall better than dying.

    Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
    11/10/2015 3:39:52 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I was predictably sick three days after infusions and it lasted for about 5 days.

    Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
    2/26/2015 1:16:45 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Advanced Squamous cell tumor above parotid gland tangled in facial nerve. All 3 removed surgically. 6 Cisplatin treatments @ 1/wk. 7 wks radiation to head and neck. Now cancer free ... BUT ... severe fatigue and chemo brain 6 mos later. Fatigue is improving. Chemo brain very much a problem.

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