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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

Gary Goldsmith

Gary Goldsmith
Bio: I'm 49 years old and have worked in a Cancer Center for the past 20 years. I'm pretty much a healthy person other than a C4-5-6 fusion in April 2009. My cancer was an incidental find. I've had this tiny…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: metastatic poorly differentiated nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, no extracapsular extension. HPV positive
Cancer Symptoms: None incidental find
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: CT Scan 2/28/2012 Swollen left submandibular lymph node FNA 4/5/2012 NEgative Node removal 5/25/2012 positive for Squamos Cell Carcinoma PET Scan 6/4/2012 negative Bi-lateral tonsillectomy 6/15/2012 Positive left tonsil 5mm tumor. 6/15/2012 PortaCath insertion

Thomas56

Thomas56
Bio: I am 55 years old. In July of 2011 I was diagnosed with cancer of the left tonsil and left lymph nodes of my neck. It is now December of 2011 and I have just completed the treatment. Treatment consisted…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4

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

Sandyjo

Sandyjo
Bio: I am 61. Spring,summer & fall has been camping and kayaking (floating, not rapids). My husband said I'll be kayaking before I know it. I also watercolor paint. I think that will help me get through this.…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland
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

Ed M

Ed M
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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

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

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

Mike Rada

Mike Rada
Bio: Male 52 year old Clinical Research Associate. Pack a day 30 year smoker. Started with a innocuious lump on my left neck below jaw line. Self medicated with a Z-Pak that did nothing and went to urgent care…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Poorly Differientated Basiloid Squamos Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tonsillectomy (3rd set which I didn't know we had these are below your adenoids and normal tonsils you cant see)which for an adult is a horrible experience however bad they tell you it is multiply it by 5, plus a…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st one today 26-April-2010 Slight nausea, headache and heart burn so far so good 2 more to go 3 weeks apart. 2nd was uneventful opted for the 3rd one while throwing up in the sink in the corner of…more
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