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Laryngectomy, to be or not to be.

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Jun 8 10:42pm | Replies (8)

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Thanks for your reply suz22. Just one point that has made a remarkable difference to me. Anti-Fungal treatment. I restarted the treatment a few days back now and have had truly great success with the amount of mucus forming in my throat. This has dramatically reduced the amount of coughing to clear the airway and some of the pain association with swelling down as well. My doctor has given me two courses of 14 days each a small capsule to be taken 1 each day. Should it return I can restart the next course preferably after seeing he or the ENT team.
Small light at the tunnel at the least. By the way a scope doesn't or can't show fungal spores, they are too small. Only a Biopsy designed to look FOR THEM. But maybe your doctor could look at this option and see if it can make a difference. I don't think for you it would be very expensive as an option.
I am in Australia, yes down under. Cancer is a worldwide problem, and I came across this site while researching options. Luckily for us we have a fantastic medical system. It can be totally free, via our public hospitals. We have the option of private via Insurance, but it still has too many out-of-pocket expenses. I pay $6.60 for any script on our PBS and nothing for hospitals specialists or doctors. Cancer patients also get special attention if they are people like me, more remote. Travel expenses and accommodation are available if required. So the financial burden is removed and allows us to get on with healing.
Time will tell with me and the ongoing Larynx problem, but I will be doing everything in my power to try and regain some better health. It is also my wish that yourself and all the others can get to a point where all the problems with the various cancer sites can get some long-term help and relief. Please take care and look after yourself.
Many thanks.

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Thank you very much Ntodd. I don't know if I have fungal spores. I had quite a few doctors scope me, but I also had Pet and CT scans. The doctors never mentioned fungal spores after my test results came in. Can you quickly tell me what happens when they are left untreated, and what are the primary symptoms? I promise I will not bombard you with messages. Thx again! Oh and by the way I live in the United States, North East region.