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Margaret

Margaret
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen right side of neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 10 weeks of 2 chemo drugs per week

Pat C

Pat C
Bio: Pat C. Male age 54
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Ongoing sore thoat - Was thought to be infection, then abscess then tonsil stone. Not until tonsilectomy was cancer discovered.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: January 17, 2011 - Tonsilectomy - Ouch for 2 weeks lost 10 pounds but got through it.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: February 25, 2011 - Cysplatin (Cisplatyn) I don't know 4 of 8 weeks only as it ruined my throat way early and did it's job - according to the dr.

Mick

Mick
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC
Cancer Symptoms: Small marble sized lump on right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy and modified radical neck dissection

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, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14, CarboTaxol 7/15

Kevin

Kevin
Bio: I'm Kevin, diagnosed October 30, 2012 with Tonsil Cancer. (Didn't even know there was such a thing.) After finding this site I don't feel so alone. Healing now from Tonsillectomy surgery on Novemder 14th (wow do things happen fast.) Soon…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HPV)
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling on right side of neck (Lymph nodes) swollen right tonsil. Went through antibiotics twice in 1 month. with no positive results. Sent to see E.N.T. Catscan next day DR. looks over scan and says your going in for surgery.…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1. Tonsillectomy, November 14, 2012. The pain in my throat, ear pain, headaches and alittle depression. 2. Port A Cath Surgery December 28th. 3. Peg Feeding Tube Surgery Feburary 14, 2013
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy (Cisplatin) Treatments January 14th through March 4th 2013

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

Tom D

Tom D
Bio: Software Installer
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous
Cancer Symptoms: Lump left side of neck, was the only system noticed.Tonsils always a problem
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: May 31 2011 Robotic Tonsil Surgery,Pain Killer gave me night sweats & nightmares, Had to sleep upright in reclining chair
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11 treatments ended about 11/07/2011

Kathy

Kathy
Bio: 55 yr old, Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and nurse.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Follicular Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
Cancer Symptoms: enlarged cervical lymph node & "cystic" area in right side of neck, asymmetrical enlarged right tonsil
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 4/8/13 Laryngoscopy & Tonsil biopsies with possible rt. tonsillectomy- (frozen section was neg. so tonsil wasn't removed) Bx report showed Positive CD-20 B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. I had some pain. 5/6/13 Right tonsillectomy - I had pain and at…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st Chemo -Rituxan 6/12/13, CHO 6/13/13 with prednisone daily x 5 days, 6/14/13 Neulasta. Foods tasted sweet and had a slight headache but I did good until 5th day and I decreased my antiemetics and had nausea/vomiting and had to…more

Kelly

Kelly
Bio: 9-14-11. Husband diagnosed with B cell Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, secondary site. (UPDATE: 9-30-11 Doc says it's not actually lymphoma. He believes it's squamous cell cancer that metastasized from the skin cancer on hubby's ear a few years ago. …more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Cutaneous squamous cell cancer on ear, metastasized to lymph nodes.
Cancer Symptoms: Husband had NO symptoms until a swollen lymph node in his neck.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of one lymph node in upper neck for biopsy, 9-8-11. Then tonsillectomy, modified neck dissection (one side) and parotidectomy (one side).

James

James
Bio: My name is James. I have a wonderful wife named Jenny and three children: Jonah, age 8. Jamie, age 17. Justin, age 25. It would appear that I have Tonsil Cancer. I have not yet begun treatment.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: One swollen, painless tonsil - diagnosed as strep throat. Did not respond to strep treatment. Had dentist look at it, he said "it looks a little swollen"... that did not satisfy me, I called an ent and made an appointment.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 five hour Cisplatin sessions, every three weeks, starting Monday, November 7th 2011

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