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Throat cancer: starting chemotherapy on Monday

16 Mar 2023 17:23

Hi I have a good base of friends and family around me 

but I still feel alone with this even though they r with me on this 

I have my chemo assessment tomorrow and should b starting chemo on Monday is there anything I can do to ease the guilt 

this is so hard and difficult 

 

Throat cancer: starting chemotherapy on Monday

18 Mar 2023 16:04 in response to Hutch1966

Hello Hutch1966, 

It's normal to feel alone with this even though you have supportive friends and family. This is why you've done the right thing in joining the forum and I hope you will meet others who will understand what you are going through as they find themselves in a similar place. 

How did your chemotherapy assessment go yesterday? I hope that it all goes well on Monday. I hope you won't mind but I added the information 'starting chemotherapy on Monday' to your title to attract replies from other forum members who have had chemotherapy before and who will hopefully be happy to share their experience with you. In the meantime, I thought you may want to take a look at our chemotherapy page and the page on our website on throat cancer. I hope it will answer questions you may have but don't hesitate to also give our nurses a call on this free number 0808 800 4040 - their line is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. 

I hope everything goes well on Monday for you and I wanted you to know that we are there for you and so many others here will have been in your position before and will understand this feeling of apprehension before starting chemotherapy treatment and finding it all overwhelmingly difficult. 

I will now let our members come and say hello and share their experience with you.

Best wishes, 

Lucie, Cancer Chat Moderator

Throat cancer: starting chemotherapy on Monday

18 Mar 2023 19:00 in response to Moderator Lucie

Hi thank u for replying yes my assessment went well and I definitely start chemo on Monday at 0830- 1100 ,then straight

into radiotherapy I'm nervous but it was pretty quitfrom biopsy to treatment only 6 weeks so I will write on here Monday to let u know how I get on

and again thank u for replying ❤️

Throat cancer: starting chemotherapy on Monday

18 Mar 2023 19:14 in response to Hutch1966

HunHutch my blog www.RadioactiveRaz.wordpress.com might help I'm fast approaching 5 years post chemo and radiotherapy nfor ronsil cancer with affected lymph nides. Treatments hard I was  61 when diagnose if I can do it anyine can take it all ine day at a time. 
I had 35 radiotherapy sessions and 2 of a planned 3 chemotherapy 

Hazel x

Throat cancer: starting chemotherapy on Monday

18 Mar 2023 19:33 in response to RadioactiveRaz

Hi thank u for replying back ,I'm due to have 36 sessions of radiotherapy and 6 sessions of chemotherapy 

I know it's going to b hard but I will take one day at a time 

and I will b positive I will look at your page

rhank u again hazel x

Throat cancer: starting chemotherapy on Monday

18 Mar 2023 19:35 in response to Hutch1966

No problem if I can help just shout out. It's hard but head and neck cancers respond well to treatment remember that. 
Hazel 

Throat cancer: starting chemotherapy on Monday

18 Mar 2023 19:41 in response to RadioactiveRaz

That's good news to hear it's just worrying and u have made it a little bit better I have sent a friend request 

thank u