I was diagnosed with adenoid carcinoma in January 2019. I had flu like symptoms for sometime last year, but a little lump came up near my nose/eye. I thought it was just an infection & so did my GP & prescribed antibiotics. But lump increased & GP realised there was an underlying problem. January 2019, she referred me to specialist Dr Daniel McCormick, who immediately arranged that I have my operation at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, attended by a team of specialists. Operation was successful. Medication unfortunately had horrible side effects. But that is not my issue, I am back in Hobart. I commenced my first radiation treatment yesterday. I would like to get feedback from other people about their experiences. I was given a list of all the things that can go wrong & that plays over & over in my mind.
Hello @Hildi and welcome,
How are you doing this morning?
Sorry to hear you have been experiencing side effects from the medication, can I ask what medication you're on? That might help with others sharing their experiences.
Also, what sort of side effects are you experiencing? How are you finding the radiation treatment?
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Not on any medication since leaving hospital, thank goodness. I was on endone. Currently undergoing radiation. Can anyone relate their experiences for radiation on the face. I have been told to expect the side effects in 3/4th weeks. I am going into my 3rd next week
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