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Head & Neck CancerTreatment

Before Head and Neck Cancer Treatment, I Wish I'd Known...

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Michael D. Becker
Michael D. Becker

Seeking opinions from doctors who specialize in head and neck cancer.
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Always get a second opinion


Large meal, ready to bulk up.
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Bulk up first


Preparing to brush teeth, putting toothpaste on toothbrush.
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Practice good oral hygiene


Michael D. Becker and family
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Accept help early and often


Man receiving acupuncture treatment.
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Consider complementary therapy


Bored during treatment
Michael D. Becker

Treatment is time-consuming and boring


Cancer survivor meeting cancer patient.
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Look to other people with cancer


Doctor talking with patient.
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Be informed


Resting with the puppy.
Michael D. Becker

A unique fatigue


Important to be patient and flexible, appointment running late.
Michael D. Becker

Be flexible


Michael D. Becker

Michael D. Becker

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Michael D. Becker is president and founder of MDB Communications LLC. He previously served as president, chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and director for several publicly traded biotechnology companies, including Cytogen, VioQuest Pharmaceuticals, and Relmada Therapeutics. He describes both his industry career and diagnosis with Stage IV oropharyngeal, or head and neck, cancer in “A Walk with Purpose: Memoir of a Bioentrepreneur.”