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My Personal Journey Through Head and Neck Cancer – #4 – Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy What treatment options were there for my cancer? Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are all used to treat cancer. Surgery removes areas of cancer directly by cutting them out, but what if the area is hard to get at … Continue reading

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Head and Neck Cancer: A Personal Journey #3 – Cancer Treatment Begins – The First Two Days

Head and Neck Cancer: A Personal Journey #3 – Cancer Treatment Begins – The First Two Days On January 2, my husband, Chris, drove me to Rush University Medical Center for minor surgery, an exam under anesthesia and biopsy. I … Continue reading

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My Personal Journey through Head and Neck Cancer – Getting Ready for Treatment

Getting Ready for Cancer Treatment Due to surgical scheduling availability and other factors, I could not start treatment for my cancer until January 2, but then things would move very rapidly. I would have preferred to begin immediately for peace … Continue reading

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My Personal Journey Through Head and Neck Cancer

I’m taking a short break from writing about local history while I complete treatment for recently-diagnosed head and neck cancer. For the next couple of months I will be writing instead about my experiences with cancer, hoping that some of … Continue reading

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