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Cancer Interviews

Jul 18, 2021

Steve Jacobsen was diagnosed with a form of head and neck cancer. Oropharyngeal cancer affected the back of his tongue to the extent he could not eat like you and I, and had no idea if he could eat again. After radiation treatment and chemotherapy, a PET scan revealed the cancer was gone. He can eat again, but says the toughest part of his journey was, after the insertion of a feeding tube, not knowing if he could ever swallow or eat again. Steve believes for everyone diagnosed with cancer, part of their care team should be a therapist who can help to keep the patient's emotions on a straight path.