Throat cancer advanced and tracheostomy

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  1. Hi im new on here i  was diagnosed last october with throat cancer. Im starting my 3rd chemo next week followed by 6 weeks of radiotherapy. I have a tracheostomy in place what are the chances of them removing my trachy after everything is finished an cancer as gone in to remmision of some sort?
  • Hi  

    Is the trachy in because the cancer is large? 
    I would be hopeful that if  radiotherapy was effective then the outlook would be good. What does your oncologist say?  They are best placed to give you an answer. 
    A warm welcome anyway. Stay with us. There are lots of very helpful people here. 

    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

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  • Thank you for your reply yes its quite large in one lymph gland on right hand side. It had spread down to the larynx but 2 chemos cleared that.my oncologist said im having 6weeks of radio he could damage my larynx and other areas meaning the trachy would be permanent witch broke my heart. Just wondering if anybody knew the chances of this happening. Many thanks

  • Oh I see. 
    The only thing I can add is that my son in law was in an industrial fire and one of his injuries was damage to his larynx so severe that he can’t breathe that way. He has a permanent trachy which enables him to breathe in through it and out through his larynx, enabling him to speak. Maybe ask your consultant about this? 
    On the other hand radiotherapy damage may not be severe and you’ll have some sort of voice back. 

    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

    I wrote a blog about my cancer. just click on the link below 

    https://todaymycoffeetasteslikechristmasincostarica.com 

    Macmillan Support Line - 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week between 8am-8pm

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  • Thank you for your reply. It means a lotThumbsup

  • Hi Dbjones

    Sorry I cant hell with your question re tracheostomy but I just wanted to say hello .

    I hope your treatment goes as well as it can do x

    Debbie 

  • Hello Dbjones, just to wish you well with your treatment and hope all goes well. Keep us posted with your progress. x