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Laryngeal cancer (recurrence)

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

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@phinken

Don't panic . Thank goodness something was seen. There are to many variables to know for sure what is going on. Your ENT may have told you worse case. IF it is cancer and your only one symptom it could be early.
I was followed 17 years and last 3 of those had lesions on my eppiglottis and folds by the same group that treated my cancer. I was treated for wrong diagnosis over 2 years before correct diagnosis. Had a total Laryngectomy June 17 2019 stage 4.
Wishing you well. Paulette

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Hi @phinken Paulette, I'm grateful that your first post on Mayo Clinic Connect was to offer support to a fellow traveler. You're so right that it is good that @msherfinski's team found the anomaly and now something can be done. It's so easy to panic when you only have the report and not yet a consult with the specialists.

Paulette, can you share a bit more about your laryngectomy? How did you prepare? What is/was the recovery and rehab like?

How you doing now phinken ? You're about a year ahead of me. How has your recovery been. My good news is I'm cancer free and out of 81 lymph nodes tested, 81 had no Cancer. I just have to learn how to adjust my lifestyle. I was a 65 year old man who loved to bike, swim, golf and spend my Winters in Florida.

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