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Re: radiation and nausea issues [Re: ConnieT] #197077
09-03-2018 06:48 PM
09-03-2018 06:48 PM
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I'll say that the general rule for most patients is to TAKE those meds! Me, I tolerate nausea better than the meds (actually allergic to some of them, we found out, yippee), but I've had YEARS of nausea practice prior to cancer, so that helped, weirdly. For anyone else, I'd advocate taking the stupid meds and keeping ahead of the misery ... and I'm not generally a big advocate of meds, despite what my bedside table might tell you. smile I'd guess he's being stubborn / strong the way many men are when they get sick? but cancer offers plenty of bravery to go around, no need to suffer nausea too.


Surgery 5/31/13
Tongue lesion, right side
SCC, HPV+, poorly differentiated
T1N0 based on biopsy and scan
Selective neck dissection 8/27/13, clear nodes
12/2/13 follow-up with concerns
12/3/13 biopsy, surgery, cancer returned
1/8/14 Port installed
PEG installed
Chemo and rads
2/14/14 halfway through carboplatin/taxotere and rads
March '14, Tx done, port out w/ complications, PEG out in June
2017: probable trigeminal neuralgia
Fall 2017: HBOT
Jan 18: oral surgery
Re: radiation and nausea issues [Re: ConnieT] #197078
09-03-2018 07:44 PM
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thanks for the responses! I'm certainly no expert and it's not me going through this but it just makes sense to not take the chance of going down the path that hasn't gone away yet and will accelerate after this chemo/radiation treatment. I guess he needs to learn each lesson the hard way. It's the way he's always been in life so I shouldn't expect anything different I suppose.


Spouse of 56 yr old with BOT cancer
Stage 4a HPV16 positive
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments 7000 cGy
former smoker/chewed tobacco for 38 yrs.
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