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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

Ron

Ron
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage IV A Squamous cell carcinoma.
Cancer Symptoms: Lump inside right side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Tumor removal Radical neck dissection Radical tonsilectomy

Marcia

Marcia
Bio: Age 55, husband Joe, 58, 2 chihuahuas-Stella & Blanche, both retired gov't workers; no human children; sold our big old house and moved to townhouse and love it! We like to read, watch movies, shop, walk the dogs, talk,…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma of left tonsil
Cancer Symptoms: Gradual loss of hearing on left ear and firm, enlarged lymph node on left side of neck. For a few months prior to dx, felt the sensation of a hand over the left side of my neck, as that of…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 8/7/12-left tonsil removed and throat and tongue biopsied (NED on throat & tongue), went well except get very sick from anesthesia, always did; 8/29/12-lymph node removal, all NED except for one. This surgery was rough and was squeamish re:…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cisplatin, 6 tx, every monday for 6 weeks, concurrent with radiation. Tolerated well and relieved all lupus symptoms. Last tx was 11/13/12.

Kelly

Kelly
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Lump in my neck for several months, then a sore throat, then finally night sweats.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Neck dissection, partial flap reconstruction, lymph node removal, placement of chemo port, J-tube for feeding. November, 2012
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Dec-Feb 2013, 7 treatments. Also Brutal.

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

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

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

Gary

Gary
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Swollen lob in neck

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

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.
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