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Dave

Dave
Bio: healthy 47 yo non-smoker. swollen node for a few months .Finally asked ENT buddy to take a look. Saw nothing but node . No better with antibiotics .Did CT and FNA 11/19 2014. Dx with SCC the next day. awaiting…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC
Cancer Symptoms: swollen node

Rachel

Rachel
Bio: My father was told he was tonsil cancer, 10/28/2010, we are lost , he has no health insurance, we have paid for all the treatment up to now, but they won't start chemo tell he has financal backing, so we…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: my dad had a lump on the right side of his neck, that we found out was the cancer (metastasized)

Sandyjo

Sandyjo
Bio: Updated 1/10/15 - It has been 4 years of being cancer free!!! Last radiation was end of May 2010 and Surgery to remove remaining cancer was mid December 2010! Still have the side effects including lack of saliva Missing…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed remaining tonsil with cancer cells, a spot on my tongue, lymph nodes and one saliva gland - December 15, 2010. I could nto get my mouth open far so they had to cut through jaw & neck. …more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cetuximab - Brand name: Erbitux - April 1, 2010 - so far just really really tired. I was told later a rash and other stuff could happen. ( 5/1/10 - rash did…more

Ellen

Ellen
Bio: I am a 42 year old mum of three ( ages 14,12 and 9). Ian a non smoker, drink alcohol rarely and am relatively fit. Despite working as a GP ( family doctor), I had never come across anyone with…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in left side of neck, benign biopsy, non urgent removal, unfortunately scc detected. Primary site left tonsil identified on PET scan
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy and biopsies 5/10/12

Chris

Chris
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: I had noticed a lump on the right side of my neck but neglected to see my doctor. The only reason i did was to get a recently reclassified allergy prescription filled. She noticed the lump and the bells and…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Ill have to gather the dates but i had these in this order: tonsillectomy, port placement, feeding tube placement, feeding tube replacement twice. After a recovery period i had a radical neck dissection on the right side.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: My cocktail included Fluorouracil and Cisplatin.

Chris B

Chris B
Bio: I'm a 53 year old husband and father of 2 great sons.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in neck, slight sore throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Robotic tonsil and tumer removal and Neck disection to remove lymph nodes
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 treatments. Cisplatin at first but had terrible digestive side effects so used erbitux for last 2 treatments

Dan

Dan
Bio: 46 years old. Married, father of 3 little ones. So far, needle biopsy, tonsillectomy. Wisdom teeth extraction. Currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation (6 week treatment).
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen Lymph node.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy 12/30/13 - Took me about 10 days to turn the corner on recovery. About 50% of the time, there is a click and some side of throat spasm/movement when i swallow. Feeding tube (PEG) 2/26/14? - Painful abdominal and…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2/3/14 - 3/10/14 : 6 weekly Cisplatin doses @ 30mg/m^2 Side Effects - Ringing in ears (went from minor to moderate). Constipation. General "bad" feeling...like having a cold without the symptoms. Overall I think I did ok with the chemo…more

Marion

Marion
Bio: I am a single parent, my only daughter is almost 19, and I used to be always very strong minded and independent. When I was younger, I was a career athlete and always got along better with animals than with…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsils (left)
Cancer Symptoms: lump in neck, ear ache, sore throat, change in voice, enlarged tonsil
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Laryngoscopy and Biopsy on 04/07/2014
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Cisplatin Chemo's, starting July 17, 2014

David

David
Bio: Hello All. I have been happily married 26 years to a great woman and have three fabulous daughters. In early December 2013 I went to see my doc about some stomach discomfort. after a routine say ahh…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC HPV
Cancer Symptoms: None

Bruce

Bruce
Bio: 50 yr old, Recently separated dad with a daughter in college
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil
Cancer Symptoms: Earache, headache, small (pea sized) lump on throat just left of Adam's apple
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Surgical Biopsy 8/15/13
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13
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