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Barbara

Barbara
Bio: I was diagnosed with tonsil and breast cancer in early December 2010. I had left neck resection to remove almost 100 nodes on Dec 6, 2010 and underwent IMRT and Cistplatin from Jan 17 through March 8, 2010. …more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Swelling on left neck found one morning in November 2010
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: December 6, 2010 left neck resection..
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin ....nausea and fatigue

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.

Ed

Ed
Bio: I am a father, grandfather, brother and son. I am in my late 60's and motivated to fight this disease. I am optimistic and just enjoying life day by day. I been a smoker since the Vietnam War and has…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the Oropharynx
Cancer Symptoms: Sore throat, weight loss, pain on right ear, noticable bump on right neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Jan 21- vomit, headaches, fatigue, lack of sleep, sore throat, cold sores, dry mouth, weak, pain, dry skin, headaches

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

Dave

Dave
Bio: 50 year old married father of two children. Went to primary physician Z-pack and cough suppressant. Then ENT who contacted oncology docters. Had chest x-ray, CT scan, and biopsy that day and next day 8am at oncologist was…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sore Throat, Ear pain, swollen throat left side
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Chemo treatments 2 weeks apart

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

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

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

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

Glenn

Glenn
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3B
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: tonsillar cancer with lymph metastasis
Cancer Symptoms: lymph node swelling and sore throat
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: modified radical neck dissection left..tonsillectomy..january 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Ciplatin 3 megadoses 3 weeks apart concurrent with radiation
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