#headandneckcancerawareness Instagram Posts (1,177)

Day 7. Thanks Emma & Lucie @zooemporiumvintage for my glorious box of drag goodies to add colour and joy to any of my upcoming dress ups. Particularly love the clip on ear rings 🌈🌈 #fuckcancer #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #igotthis #dragisbest #dragon #vulvarvantingles
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I can't wait to get the go ahead from my surgeon to head back to the gym!!! One more surgery next week, a little healing time, then maybe I can go until radiation starts to kick my ass. Until then, stretching needs to be a priority to keep my CMT symptoms chill...I've been bad about that since the cancer diagnosis and my muscles are letting me know. 😬 Anyone have any tips or tricks for staying active during treatment without overdoing it? #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #oralcancer #tonguecancer #radiationtherapy #radiation #fitness #charcotmarietooth #neuromuscular #chronicdisease #fightlikeagirl #aya #youngadultcancer #momswithcancer #PMA #positivevibesonly #justkeepswimming #marvel #superhero
❤️ #Repost @world_voyeur_sydney ・・・ Day 6. A warm welcome home from hospital from besties Elsa and Billie Thanks fir photos 📸 @stevengodbee # #fuckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #igotthis #puppylove
Day 6. A warm welcome home from hospital from besties Elsa and Billie Thanks for photos 📸 @stevengodbee # #fuckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #igotthis #puppylove
Impromptu date with this amazing human because I wanted to push my luck with real freaking food. I feel like the Very Hungry Caterpillar. You guys, I ate an entire cup of cream of crab soup, 2 or 3 french fries, half my crab imperial, and some baked potato! Then we celebrated the victory with some gelati. I did worry that people would see me struggling to get the tiny bites in the right part of my mouth to swallow or swishing water around to help me clear my palate but then I thought "ya know, I have just as much right to be here and enjoy this food as anyone else" and went about my business. Once radiation starts I'm aware there will probably be a massive backslide so I want to cherish these moments as much as possible now. Three weeks post-op and I had freaking dinner at a restaurant. Take that, cancer! 😛 #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #headandneckcancer #tonguecancer #oralcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #stupidcancer #aya #youngadultcancer
It is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week and we share some facts & figures with you: ✔️7th most common type in Europe ✔️~2700 new people diagnosed in Belgium 🇧🇪 (2016) ✔️60% of people diagnosed at an advanced stage die from the disease within 5 years ✔️People diagnosed in early stage has a survival rate of 80-90% . ✔️6 main risk factors: HPV🦠- alcohol🍷- smoking 🚬 - gender (more frequent in 👨) - sun ☀️- unhealthy food🍔 Raising awareness because Head and Neck cancer can leave anyone unrecognisable . . #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #awareness #factsandfigures #cancer #europe #belgium #diagnosis #patient #stage #early #earlystage #advanced #detection #examination #survival #health #healthcare #hpv #alcohol #smoking #gender #man #unhealthy #sun #risk #disease #makesense #makesensecampaign #hncsm
Thank you to whoever sent me this awesome mug! Fellow cancer commrades, how do you feel about the word "survivor"? Are we all survivors? I feel like we are, because not only do some of us never get a cure but still live well beyond our "expiration date", we all survive this illness and it's treatments EVERY. FUCKING. DAY. If you have cancer and you woke up today, you're a survivor. If a loved one passed away from cancer, they were a survivor until then. We all die eventually, cancer or not. We're all survivors until that time. How do you feel about different terms associated with those who have cancer? Do any irritate you? Do you prefer one over another? I like the term warrior because I feel like I'm fighting every day, but I know some people hate that term. I'm just interested to see the differences in how we all think, no right or wrong answers! #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #stupidcancer #aya #youngadultcancer #survivor #oralcancer #tonguecancer #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #cancerawareness #cancersurvivor #thoughts
Went in for my pre-radiation dental visit and left with 2 fewer teeth. 🤷 I no longer have wisdom teeth! Wasn't expecting all that but here we are! Fun fact: radiation to the head/neck area damages the parotid gland, which is the salivary gland that produces your continuous, watery saliva that keeps your mouth moist and cleans your teeth of debris. Therefore, after radiation you're at a higher risk of cavities. So next week I get a filling on a suspicious tooth. Radiation also damages the blood supply to the jaw bone, making it prone to necrotic infections and fractures, so any procedures that need to be done should be done prior to starting radiation treatment to minimize this risk. Hence me leaving with 2 fewer teeth! Mad props to the 4th year maxillofacial Dental School student Anderson who pulled these bad boys out in under 15 minutes, while playing some reggae to keep me chill. #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #oralcancer #tonguecancer #radiation #radiationtherapy #dentist
Our next Support Group meets on October 5th at 10am. We're excited about our special guest speaker, Alaina Bassett Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A. Dr. Bassett, is an audiologist specializing in the assessment and multidisciplinary management for patients with concerns of dizziness and imbalance across the lifespan. She completed her Au.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her current research interests include the impact of chronic illness on balance function, the aging vestibular system, and fall prevention protocols within medical settings. She is the Director of the USC Balance Center in the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology. RSVP link in our bio. #hncsupport #headandneckcancersupport #headandneckcancerpatiets . . . . . . . #survivingcancer #headandneckcancer #cancersupport #survivingheadandneckcancer #cancersupportgroup #beatingcancer #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivor #supportingcancerpatients #audiologist #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancersupportgroup
. 👉RADIATION AND THYROID CARCINOGENESIS ( radiación y carcinogénesis en patología tiroidea). Radiation exposure of the thyroid, especially during childhood, is the most clearly defined environmental factor associated with benign and malignant thyroid lesions. • The thyroid gland is among the most radiation-sensitive tissues in the body. Excess cancers occur at doses < 100 mGy • The risk of thyroid cancer following radiation exposure relates to radiation dose and age After low-dose exposure, there is a linear-dose response curve • The risk of thyroid cancer development is greater for children in early childhood at exposure • The risk persists for several decades (up to 45 years). Data from studies on atomic bomb survivors showed persistently elevated risk at > 50 years • Radiation exposure also increases the risk of benign thyroid nodules (of all types and sizes, including small ones detected only by screening methods) and hypothyroidism Radiation exposure may be external or internal. External • Diagnostic radiographs • Therapeutic radiation for the treatment of cancers • Therapeutic radiation for the treatment of a variety of nonmalignant diseases (used in the past) • Brachytherapy (use of a sealed radiation source placed adjacent to the target area) Internal Following accidents at operating nuclear power plants or above ground nuclear explosive testing. • Ingestion of foods or liquids contaminated with radioactivity • Inhalation of radioactive particles / gases Following ingestion of radioiodine for • Diagnostic tests • Therapy of hyperthyroidism . . 🔎 www.endocrinologiaquirurgica.com . . #radiationthyroid #ionizedradiation #thryroidcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #thyroidcarcinoma #papillarythyroidcarcinoma #thyroidcarcinomasurvey #endocrinecancer #endocrinethyroidcancer #medullarcarcinoma #radiationexposurecancer
Post-op Day 16...HAIRCUT! Freaking finally. Now to get these brows under control... 😬 And this damn stoma is almost closed! Next up, rebuild the arm that built the tongue. I'm almost a whole(ish) human again! #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #oralcancer #tonguecancer #youngadultcancer #stupidcancer #fightlikeagirl #haircut #readyforbattle
One year ago I had posted about depression and pulling myself up. One of my patients and her husband commented. The patient had a rare cancer, was about my age, and passed away exactly 2 months after this comment. I remember meeting her over a year before when she was in my critical care unit, having a rough time fighting illness after chemo. I remember sitting with her, holding her hand, and just talking and listening. It's amazing how things come full circle, how the universe gives you these gifts you don't even fully realize until later sometimes. Thank you, Jaimie. I hope somehow you know how much your words mean to me now more than ever. #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #oralcancer #tonguecancer #nurse #criticalcarenurse #nursesofinstagram #stupidcancer #angel #youngadultcancer
After being sick a couple months and losing all the weight I had gained post cancer treatment, I’ve finally gained back the 25 I had lost. Now to gain another 15 to get back to pre-cancer weight. #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancersurvivor #headandneckcancerawareness #southerncalifornia #california #californialiving #instagay #gayinstagram #gay #gayhusbands #gaymarriedlife
Oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. This 5-Minute Chocolate Oatmeal is one our favorite Breakfast Blends (Ingredients Serves 1) 1 serving rolled oats (40g) 3/4c nondairy milk 1 banana 1 -1/2 T cocoa powder 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract extra sweetener if desired Combine all ingredients and cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes. When it starts to bubble, stir occasionally. Add additional sweetener and liquid as necessary. We have a lot of other recipes on our website to help you eat right and delicious :) Visit hncsupport.org/recipes and bookmark it for more. #recipes #breakfastrecipe #breakfast #oatmeal #oatmealrecipe #hncsupport #headandneckcancer #recipesforcancerpatients #chocolateoatmeal #5minutebreakfast #5minuterecipe #cancersupport #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancerpatiets #cancersupportgroup #support #caregivers #recipeidea #breakfastblend #healthyrecipe #nutrition #nutritionalbreakfast #healthyandtasty #yummy #chocolate #bananaoatmeal #chocolatebananaoatmeal
Down to no tubes! Now to get this freaking trach stoma to close. 🙄 Off to meet my radiation oncologist! #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #tonguecancer #oralcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #stupidcancer #youngadultcancer
Check out the tattoos my sisters and mom got in support of me! I love you @sammking @christine123m and mom! You guys rock ❤️💜😍🥰💜❤️ I am super blessed to have all of you in my life. #fuckcancer #noonefightsalone #familysupport #headandneckcancersurvivor #headandneckcancerawareness #cancerblows #familylove #iamlucky #cancersurvivor #cancerawareness
Enjoying the beautiful day after a successful Speech Therapy appointment! With a lot of determination and a little luck I can hopefully convince my surgeon to take the NG tube out later this week! #positivevibesonly #fuckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #oralcancer #tonguecancer #cancerwarrior
*GRAPHIC CONTENT* I didn't have a traditional graft procedure on my arm for the tissue they took to rebuild my tongue. My reconstructive surgeon uses a material called Integra (which is cow collagen) to cover the site initially and then does back in about 3 weeks to harvest the skin from my thigh to cover the Integra, which apparently results in less scarring. I didn't realize that Integra was clear until my first dressing change 6 days post op when they took the wound vac off. Holy cow (pun intended)! So...if you're wondering what's under the bandage, scroll over one. #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #cancerstory #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #tonguecancer #oralcancer #skingrafts #reconstructivesurgery
Finally matured this thought that I’ve tried to verbalise a few times by saying “My head has these staples/blood vessel seals/random paper clips in it. They look like someone has blown a dandelion floret inside my face and all the little floaty seeds are gathering in my neck.” Well, thanks to the lower picture of Rudy that I captured in the park earlier, and the X-Ray of my mouth and neck, I can now show you what I meant... #adenoidcysticcarcinoma #fuckcancer #ACCWARRIORS #dandelion #xray #rudy #headandneckcancerawareness #onelove x
Sitting at a mall food court eating a smoothie with a spoon and I couldn't be happier about it. Well, I will be happier when straws are allowed but for now I'm grateful for what I have and happy to be out and doing normal person things! Eating takes A LOT of work and I've found myself wanting to give up and just use the tube for SO MUCH but then I'll never make progress. #fuckcancer #suckitcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #oralcancer #tonguecancer
Chest CT to make sure the pneumonia I had a few months back has completely cleared. Also had a CT abdomen added on to try and figure out the intense nausea and abdominal pain I've been having intermittently. I had to drink two of these shakes. The first one (banana) was NOT good. This one is a little better I guess. Getting into remission is only part of the battle for Head & Neck cancer. The side effects from treatment are the gifts that keep giving. But, I'm here playing on my phone while more than a few I met along the way are not. For that I am thankful and feel blessed. 🙏💪 #hlavinkillscancer #hlavinfamily #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness
Made it 24 h without using tube feeding, but probably won't do that again for awhile. Eating is HARD WORK! I had some Boost, a mango lassi, some Panera autumn squash soup and applesauce (and water). It felt like SO much food but when I got home from my mini spa day at home with my amazing friend, I realized I was pretty hungry and happily hooked myself up. I may try some ice cream before bed, too. I need to remind myself it's ok (and good) to rest. Slow and steady. Let my body heal. #fuckcancer #cancersucks #suckitcancer #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #tonguecancersucks #tonguecancer #youngadultcancer
Family dinner after hemiglossectomy. I had to add milk and gravy to my dollop of mashed potatoes but they went down... eventually! The Boost isn't too bad, either. I drank maybe a quarter but I had also just finished my dinner tube feed. I could probably do well without the keo but I can't swallow pills yet so it will likely stay awhile. I expected to miss food a lot more but right now I don't have much appetite, probably because my tongue still feels like a giant weird hunk of meat that doesn't wanna move, I can't close my mouth all the way yet, and it hurts to swallow sometimes. Plus it's always a little terrifying trying even different textured purees. I never eat alone. For anyone else going through this, learn to celebrate the smallest of victories. Focus on the good. Last night I literally stood outside and closed my eyes and felt the breeze and listened to the sounds of Summer...and it felt peaceful. Cancer has made A LOT of huge changes to my life, but there's even more it hasn't changed, and in some ways it has helped make me a better person already. So in that thinking, I already have the upper hand. 💪 #cancersucks #fuckcancer #cancerwarrior #fightlikeagirl #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #tonguecancersucks #tonguecancer #cancerstory #positivevibesonly #onedayatatime
Another day, another #skincancer ... Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Please remember to #slipslopslap #wearahat #scc #bcc #skincare #sunscreen #headandneck #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #entsurgery #entsurgeon #ilooklikeasurgeon #medicalphotography
Everyone’s goal is to survive their bout whatever challenges face them in life. In our case the goal is to learn to live with Head and Neck Cancer and it’s “after effects”. Each of us has our own story of struggle. Normally accompanied with both setbacks and victories. So please, when you have time, visit our “Survival Stories” at HNCSupport.org and click on Inspiring Stories. Remember —- survival is more than just staying alive …. it includes regaining the dignity of your life. Please send us your story! #hncsupport #storiesofsurvival #cancersurvivor #cancersurvivors #cancersurvivorstories #headandneckcancer #inspiringstories #cancersupport #caregivers #headandneckcancersupport #headandneckcancerawareness #hncawareness #headandneckcancersucks #cancersupport #storiesofencouragement #encouragingstories #headandneckcancerpatiets #cancercaregivers #cancerstories #sendusyourstory #shareyourstoryofsurvival
A day in the life Couldn't get comfortable, finally fell asleep in a recliner around 1am but drooled so much I soaked my trach dressing and shirt so got up around 3am to change it. Got comfy and slept til almost 9. Woke up and knew I had to get my morning feed in because I missed one yesterday in travel. I cannot wait for this trach site to close! It makes me super anxious. Visit reconstructive surgeon and SLP tomorrow morning for follow up. If I can eat enough cals and drink enough fluid they'll take this NG tube out. 🤞 #fuckcancer #cancersucks #suckitcancer #cancerwarrior #fightlikeagirl #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #tonguecancersucks #tonguecancer
POD #7 Right before this I went home to shower. I saw neighbors walking dogs, people having general normal lives, saw my house with all the food I can't eat. Saw my cat finally who I still can't snuggle. Tried to shower one armed while keeping one dry and no lifting, spilling shampoo all over the floor, realizing I can't wash my right arm with my own right arm, tried to devise a plan to do it and failed. Then I got out, yelled at my parents when they tried to help, hit and broke a mirror and lost my shit sobbing. Because I can't just take a shower or eat or get dressed alone or do anything like I used to. It hit me. It hit me hard. I sobbed naked picking glass out of my palm. And I apologized. And I sobbed. And I got dressed and surprised my son who hadn't seen me in person in over a week. I got to tell him the doctor said he thinks all the cancer is gone. And part of that is because of my son's hugs and kisses (because cancer hates kisses). This made him insanely proud! They took 27 lymph nodes from the left side of my neck, and only one had a small bit of cancer showing on reports. So in 5 weeks we start radiation. And I'm terrified to heal and then go through this all over. I'm terrified of breaking down over again. Of pushing people away. I'm terrified that his optimistic "I think we got it all" will be wrong and I don't know that I could do this again. So for now, please be patient with me as I learn how to live this new life. I promise every fucking moment I'm trying my hardest. #fuckcancer #cancersucks #suckitcancer #cancerwarrior #fightlikeagirl #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #tonguecancersucks #tonguecancer #cancerstory #nevergiveup
To anyone else (myself a week ago included), this is just an empty cup of pudding. To me today, it's a massive fucking victory. I maybe just sobbed after the last bite. I cried because it took me over 10 minutes but I finished. I cried because I also tried other pureed food but couldn't do it and had to scrape it out of my mouth, but I tried. I cried because it's all hitting home now how life-changing this has been, but also because I'm so fucking proud of myself and so humbled by it all. #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #suckitcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #tonguecancersucks #tonguecancer #hemiglossectomy #recovery
Sun's out, trach's out!!! POD6 Last neck drain removed and wound vac, too. One more drain (arm) to go! #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #tonguecancersucks #tonguecancer #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness
Trach capped!! If I do well for 24 hours we may decannulate tomorrow! Also down to one neck drain but now keeping the arm drain and vac til tomorrow. #cancersucks #cancerwarrior #fuckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #tonguecancer #tonguecancersucks
Just your caseworker, Juno, here. 😂 POD #4 1 of 4 drains removed and got my speaking valve. Hopefully another drain and arm wound vac removed tomorrow!!! Hoping to test out the new tongue Monday for a very tiny bite of "food". Bridget stopped by and we played hangman and she wasn't offended by my grossness or the smell of mucomyst nebs. 🥰 My mom has been spending the night and hugging me or holding my hand when I feel down or scared and that helps SO MUCH. Human touch is powerful. Thank you everyone who has been checking in. I love you guys! ❤️ #cancerwarrior #cancersucks #fuckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #tonguecancersucks #tonguecancer #beetlejuice
Meet our head and neck cancer survivor - @bmp0531. Benjamin Prewitt, was diagnosed with inoperable stage 3 oropharyngeal cancer. He also has young onset Parkinson’s. He has successfully defeated his disease, and is an artist and father now. Favorite quote “Be brave, be bold and thrive in the life you have. You never know when it’s going to change.” #CancerBro #headandneckcancer #headcancer #neckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancersurvivor #headandneckanatomy #headandnecksurgery #headandnecksupport #cancersupportcommunity #cancersupport #cancersurvivors
Head and Neck cancer facts number 15. . . About 60% of laryngeal cancer start in the glottis (the area containing the vocal cords). . . #CancerBro #cancer #headandneckcancer #facts #dontignorethefacts #headandneckcancerawareness #cancersquad #fighter #survivor #riseagainstcancer #winagainstcancer #cancercansuckit #cancerwillnotbeatme #cancerfacts
Meet Drs. Eric Genden and Marita Teng! They lead the Mount Sinai Head and Neck Institute, which comprises a multispecialty team of otolaryngologists/surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists who work collaboratively to provide patients and their families with exceptional care and compassionate service. For more info or to schedule an appointment, call 201-634-5656 or click the link in our profile bio! . . . #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #headandneckcancersurgeon #carelikenoother #valleypatientexperience #cancertreatment #cancerawareness #cancercare #headcancer #neckcancer #salivaryglandcancer #mouthcancer #throatcancer #tonguecancer #tonsilcancer @mountsinainyc
Woke up early, made breakfast for my kiddo, packed his lunch, got a shower, got him ready and to camp by 830am and got my fasting bloodwork done by 9am. Met with the reconstructive surgeon and hashed out some more details for the big day. Two surgeons. 10-20 hours in the OR. 7-10 days in the hospital. A tracheostomy. A feeding tube. Wound vac. Grafts. Flaps. SLP. PT/OT. I deserved the hell out of this iced coffee. #fuckcancer #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #cancerwarrior #cancersucks #tonguecancer #ilovefood #coffee #ilovecoffee #worstweightlossplanever #singlemom #momlife #boymom
Last month recruitment company Consult took part in a Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in less than 12 hours. They obliterated their initial £600.00 target raising over £2000 to share between three charities. The Mouth Cancer Foundation is very grateful for their efforts.
If you are a partner of someone who has had cancer please take part in this University of Liverpool @livunistudy that aims to better understand fear of cancer recurrence for partners. For information contact Louise O'Rourke on l.o-rourke@liverpool.ac.uk
Such a great quote to get the day started ☀️Who can you help today ? Ever since my cancer diagnosis this past December, I have made it my mission to make something positive out of it. One of my favorite things to do is help walk people through this journey. Anything I can help prepare them for, give them the tips and tricks that worked for me, how to deal with the side effects, or even just chatting and being supportive and listening 💜 bringing together a community of positivity, support, and awareness 💜 #uplift #empower #support #bringjoy #health #happiness #positivevibes #positivethoughts #positivequotes #mindset #belief #empowering #helpingothers #inspire #makethemostoflife #live #love #happy #special #goodmorning #starttheday #headandneck #headandnecksurgery #headandneckcancerawareness #brca2
So excited for these cookies because it means the end of a chapter!!! Thank you 21st Century Oncology for making the “patient experience” a great one. You made a difficult situation easier, and helped ease fears. Your kindness and compassion towards not only the patient, but also his family, meant the world! ♥️ . . #straightouttaradiation #inthisfamilynoonefightsalone #cancertreatment #radiationtherapy #fighting💪 #tonguecancer #headandneckcancerawareness #cancersucks #stupidcancer #fuckcancer #cancer #cancercookies #talentedcookiers #cookiegram #cookielove #cookieart #decoratedcookies #edibleart #cookiedecorating #customcookies #instacookie #sugarcookies #royalicing #cookiesofinstagram #IE #inlandempire #socal
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the companies involved for their support of Mouth Cancer 10KM Awareness Walk. https://www.mouthcancerwalk.org/
Someone said “I don’t know how you do it”. I said “I wasn’t given a choice”. Cancer is devastating news, but my stepdad handled it like a boss. I’m so proud of his strength and the positive attitude he has maintained during this fight! 💪🏼♥️🙏🏼 . . #nooneinthisfamilyfightsalone #kickcancersass #tonguecancerawareness #stupidcancer #cancersucks #fuckcancer #tonguecancer #headandneckcancerawareness #cancerwarrior #fighting💪 #cancercookies #cancerribbon #ribbon #su2c #standuptocancer #hope #talentedcookiers #cookiegram #cookielove #cookieart #decoratedcookies #edibleart #cookiedecorating #customcookies #sugarcookies #royalicing #cookiesofinstagram #socal #inlandempire #IE
Standing under a Himalayan cedar planted by Ulysses S. Grant to admire the juxtaposition of the old and new Tokyo. Grant, who the only US president to die of cancer, had head and neck cancer. #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #womeninsurgery #tokyo🗼 #tokyotower
✨NEW INTERLUDE PODCAST EPISODE✨⁣ ⁣ Tamara Smith (@storiesofabaddgirl) is a 32 year old woman who lives in Houston, Texas. When she was 31, she noticed a lump in her neck that was initially thought to be an infection and then ultimately diagnosed with a very rare cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma of the submandibular gland. She had surgery and radiation, completing all her treatment on June 19, 2019! During cancer treatment, she wrote and published her first book, “The Story of a Purple Heart,” a fictional novel inspired by true events (a young woman in an abusive relationship with a man she loves dearly.) Tamara will also be publishing her autobiographical journal, “Why Not Me” early next year, detailing her cancer experience. On today’s episode, she talks about how she was able to get through treatment through the power of prayer, bravery and a lot of family support, her purpose to empower and uplift others and what is next for her in life!⁣ ⁣ Adenoid cystic carcinomas are rare cancers that arise in salivary glands of the head and neck but also can be seen arise within the trachea, lacrimal gland, breast, skin, and vulva. Symptoms depend on the site of origin. Lesions of the salivary glands usually present as painless masses of mouth or face. In more advanced stages, then may be pain and/or nerve paralysis. Treatment is usually surgery and in some cases, addition of radiation as well. ⁣ ⁣ As always, the information presented here and on this podcast is not meant to serve as medical advice. All medical questions should be directed to your health care team. ⁣ ⁣ You can find this episode on my website (link in profile) or INTERLUDE Podcast on any podcast player! Please take a minute to leave a rating and/or review on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) to help me to grow this show.
Today marks the first day of Chemotherapy for Josh. #cancerSucks #headandneckCancerawareness
The world recognised World Head and Neck Cancer Day on July 27th. While we are a few days late in our acknowledgement, we felt it was important to raise awareness of symptoms and early detection. Click our link in bio to read our latest blog ❤
Basil Pesto - the pièce de résistance of this Brunch! A little bit of yum I hope Mark can eat one day ....soon! Thank you @forksoverknives for the creamy delish recipe!!
Oral or Head and Neck Cancer is not as well known as some other cancers. But one of the nastier but little known side affects of anyone having surgery and chemo radiation treatment for any form of Oral Cancer (and probably most or all of Head and Neck cancers) is that it really makes functions preciously taken for granted so difficult and it will change your life forever. It is often disfiguring for many. Some of the difficulties are: loss of whole or part of tongue loss of other parts of the head and neck, chewing, swallowing drinking talking lisping pain eating difficult moving tongue around to clear food crooked smile loss of taste how you breathe changes in sense of smell changes in appearance eyesight hearing loss numbness from nerves cut during surgery bone grafts tissue grafts surgery loss of teeth tissue damage in gums tooth decay weight loss dry mouth nausea earaches swelling in gums, throat or neck skin problems trouble with memory or speech fatigue hair loss scars stiffness in neck range of motion in neck tongue tie tube feeding thyroid psychological damage Some patients have to undergo surgery and have prosthetics made. So far I am relatively lucky - but I do now suffer from many of the above symptoms, some permanent but some might get better in time. See - I can’t poke my tongue out straight and I have a crooked smile and slight lisp. My right ear, cheek, under chin, neck and shoulder is frozen. I have difficulty eating hard or chewy foods. I have tissue damage in my gums. My tongue is sore and often feels as if it has been scalded. Some others too. I am one of the lucky ones (so far) who can still taste and swallow - albeit mostly soft foods. I know many who suffer much worse side effects than mine - many permanently. Some will never eat out in public again. I fear that at some stage after my treatment finishes and I am well again that I will lose my teeth. Having cancer is like being a non voluntary member of an exclusive club that you NEVER wanted to be a member of.
Feeling a bit low today. Had a horrible headache all day yesterday. I think because I haven’t been getting enough sleep. The steroids before my Cisplatin seem to make me hyper, which is causing me insomnia. So I spent the afternoon after my Radiotherapy in bed yesterday. I used ice packs for the headache which helped a bit but the headache didn’t go away until 1:00am this morning. I think I probably need to just rest and try to relax this weekend. Week five starts on Monday. Going well apart from above so far. . . #goldcoastartist #tonguecancer #tonguecancersucks #tonguecancerawareness #oralcancer #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness
My funny faces for today (well yesterdays faces actually - I am still in bed not sleeping as I write this post). On Monday, John and I met with an amazing Dietitian from the GCPH when I was having my chemo infusion. She is fully on board with the latest science on low carb healthy fat nutrition, and we are so delighted to have found her. She is concerned that although I am doing well with maintaining my weight, I may not be having enough protein in my diet. So she asked for a list and brands of what I am eating, and suggested that I get a Body Composition Analysis done so that she can work out a diet specific for my body that will ensure I am getting the correct amount of protein, fats and other nutrition needed to help ensure my body will cope with this brutal treatment I am having and aid in my recovery afterwards. Apart from killing cancer, I want also to reverse my Insulin Resistance, and the latest nutritional science indicates that low carb healthy fat is the way to do this. John and I are fully embracing this way of eating. Sugar and high carbs have been eliminated. The old science of high carb low fat was actually making my T2 Diabeties worse- because I am actually Insulin Resistance. Diabeties is just a symptom, not the disease. By the way, I am not suggesting that everyone has to do this. This is Johns and my personal beliefs, backed by the latest science of course. We are following Low Carb Down Under Conferences and LCHF. Plenty of information on YouTube and google for anyone interested. I feel so lucky that I have met such highly professional people in this unasked for journey. I am also lucky that I met and married John (we met in 2012 and married a few years later) and he is extremely kind, loving, highly intelligent and fully on board with helping to work all this out. Third time lucky for me. Some of us make wiser choices as we age. My first two chosen when young and more immature were disastrous. But now I am older and wiser , and damn lucky. As an ego kick, my body analysis says that my metabolic age is 55 (I am 70). That gave me a good chuckle. #goldcoastartist #tonguecancer #goldcoastprivatehospital
Cancer sucks- New Orleans Community doesn’t. Come out! #repost Come to @hihonola AND @siberia_nola on Tuesday July 30th for an All Night Benefit Bash in support of our favorite #Chef Nick Gile who has been valiantly #kickingcancersass There will be Live Performances - A raffle with hundreds of dollars worth of Gift Certificates & a Silent Auction - Can’t attend? 🥰Help out via gofundme.com/chef-nick039s-battle-to-beat-stage-4a-larynx-cancer 🥰 #fryandpie #hiholounge #neworleans Performances by @acronola @crudethings @laveaucontraire @ant_zelda Amanda Walker @kittypoool @scabiestheclown @artbyramirodiaz @rosecangelosi Bri Basco @thinklesshearmore @the_river_dragon Delta Revues @joyclarkmusic @thedirtyrainrevelers @sampriceandthetruebelievers DJ Corn & More! Gift cards and art by - but not limited to - @snobliz @companyburger @kebabnola @fryandpie @hihonola @siberia_nola @allways_cabaret_club @freezystreet @arabellacasadipasta @new_orleans_shaolin_do @downtowntattoosnola @kajunspub @nolaartwalk @boutiqueduvampyre @spacetigertattoos @galerievinsantos Earring Lady - Poets Gallery and Custom Framing @cocoallyvegan GalleryX 🖼 Art - Charles Hoffacker @chandarchandar - Leluna @mrballoonhandsfu - Cassie Tarr - Karen Ocker - Simonette Berry Whatley - Mandi Harvill - Love,Marigold - Tim Swepston - Kristin Gile - @loreli_lee - paper mache masks - taxidermy- croquet sets & more!!!!! #neworleans #nite4nick #fightcancer #headandneckcancerawareness #gratitude
This quote from a fellow cancer warrior reflects my philosophy exactly, so I asked if I could share it. “did you know there is only one GESTURE that means the same thing throughout all cultures..throughout all of history...and THAT is a SMILE...A SMILE IS the one gesture that links all facets of the human race..THAT brings all people together..that simply lets a stranger know you are not a threat...In fact a smile is like a yawn it is infectious when one person smiles the next person smiles and then the next and next....SO LET'S be the first to smile at a complete stranger or say hi you have the ability to change someone's day and make it better, so do it..IT will make your day better also..HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIENDS...” quote from fellow tongue cancer warrior David Schwarz. . . #goldcoastartist #goldcoastqueensland #goldcoastqld #tonguecancer #stickyourtongueoutatcancer #tonguecancersucks #oralcancer #oralcancerawareness #headandneckcancer #headandneckcancerawareness