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msherfinski (@msherfinski)

Laryngeal cancer (recurrence)

Head & Neck Cancer | Last Active: Jul 6, 2020 | Replies (60)

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@msherfinski, it is such a blow to hear that cancer has returned. And hearing that the next step is a complete laryngectomy is scary. Fortunately we have several members who have walked this path too and are ready to virtually accompany you and answers your questions. @arismac @deborahe @jeffk have had laryngeal cancer. You can read more about Jeff's story here:
– Retaining His Voice With Radical Treatment https://sharing.mayoclinic.org/2018/04/12/retaining-his-voice-with-radical-treatment/

@loli @lynalexa @alpaca @karly are no strangers to cancer recurrences.

Msherfinski, when is the surgery scheduled to happen? What are your biggest concerns? Ask as many questions as you want.

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I haven't seen a surgeon yet, just going by what the ENT told me. "Extensive Occurrence of tumor. Both sides. Likely candidate for complete laryngectomy." I don't know if I'm putting the cart in front of the horse, but the way she told me, I'm scared!! Supposed to go to Froedhert in Milwaukee sometime next week. Its It's been about 3 years since my diagnosis and I thought I was cured!! I don't have any other symptoms besides a weak voice. I feel pretty good otherwise, so it's kind of baffling. Don't know if I should just let them do what they're going to do or seek out other options?? I had a appetite until they told me this(yesterday). Any input would help. Thanks. MS.

Hello everyone. My surgery for biopsy is going to be next week. Said they would need to put a Trach in because the tumors are blocking my airways. He told me he thought they were cancerous. Don't really know what to do now. Said it would require a 4-5 day hospital stay. Can anyone help me, I'm scared as hell. If they are cancerous he said laryngectomy would be in order.

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