Hi all, I wanted to thank all the people who have posted in this thread their experiences of head and neck cancer treatments! My father is about to undergo Radio and Chemotherapy for a small cancer that has been found at the base of his tongue. (lymph node on neck swelled up which started all this off) So I wanted to do some investigations on his behalf to prepare as much we can for the 6 weeks ahead (starting monday). And the details people have posted of what they have gone through are quite upsetting to read as I hate the thought of him suffering. But its so much better for me to know some of the things that might occur so we can be on the look out and ready act preventativly if necessary. Thanks again for this! I do have some questions in terms of the day to day experiences. Once you a several weeks into the therapy do you pretty much spend most of your time in bed? Or are you able and is it recomended to go for a walk or a drive just to break things up a bit. I'm guessing things like speaking will become a struggle so any tips for communicating? I'm thinking WhatsApp will be good plus the obvious sign signals etc. Cheers! Rich
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