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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

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

Bruce

Bruce
Bio: 52 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, Lung Resection 5/14
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Begin weekly Erbitux 9/10/13, Cisplatin/5FU 5/14, CarboTaxol 7/15

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

Kerry

Kerry
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: SCC tonsil mets
Cancer Symptoms: Misdiagnosed for 2 years...sore throat, feeling of something in throat, gagging. Diagnosed with reflux..UGHHHHHHHH- stage 4 when properly diagnosed.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Diagnosed in August 2011, T&A and uvulectomy, excision and biopsies, 9 places, 6 were positive, FNA neck node, PEG 01-2012, 28 teeth removed prior to radiation
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 Cisplatin mega doses, 100 units per time, 6 hour chemos

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

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

D

D
Bio: I'm married have 3 wonderful children and 6 grand children.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Cancer Symptoms: One enlarged left tonsil and lip sore on bottom lip.

Nervousnelly

Nervousnelly
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: ear pain, sore throat,tongue numbness,bad breath,mouth pain

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
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