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Deborah

Deborah
Bio: Retired RN with two amazing sons and four grandchildren (two deceased) and two greatgrandchildren. Diabetic, Graves disease, bariatric sx, heart failure and heart attack with stint in heart. ON O2 2 l.
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Cancer with P16 (HPV)
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: fatigue, swollen right neck,large knot under ear and down throat, difficulty swallowing. Right arm/shoulder pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 11/30 tosillectomy, multiple biopsy's of throat and mouth

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Tom D

Tom D
Bio: Software Installer
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous
Tonsil 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

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth
Bio: I am a 35-year-old white female that lives in Baltimore, MD. I am a special education teacher, completing my 13th year of teaching. My husband and I got married 6 days after his diagnosis of neck and throat cancer (tonsil cancer).
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Neck Dissection
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 treatments for 3.5 hours hearing loss constant sound of cicadas/crickets in ears hissing in ears severe weight loss

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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. I also had 2 surgeries on right breast and 3 weeks of radiation ending the end of March 2010. …more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Tonsil 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

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Dennis

Dennis
Bio: 51 years old grewup in midwest past 20+ years living in central new jersey overall healthy lifestyle athletic--enjoy exercising 2+ times/week overall non-smoker...overall non-alcohol drinker *except brief period during teenage years and college years, and now occassional poker game or sporting event
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: primay source: right palatine tonsil; secondary source: squamous carinoma right neck node
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: a lump on my right side of neck...no pain only mild pain in throat area from post outpatient surgery when they did exploratory biposy surgery and took pieces of tissue out
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1st surgery removed right palatine tonsil/base of tongue on 3/20/09 {by robotic surgery}..in hospital 3 nights 2nd surgery removed right neck lymph node on 3/30/09..in hospital 1 night
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: yes, cisplatin treatment was needed as the lymph node in right neck lump broke through the cell wall; attempted 3 chemo treatments {large doses} every 21 days followed by 2 days of 2 hour treatments of iv saline soutions to wash out the chemo and lessen its effects on my kidney, though my body had too intense side effects..the chemo…more

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Noelle

Noelle
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 2 HPV squamous cell
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: lump on side of neck
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: soon to start either Cisplatin or Erbatux

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Pat C

Pat C
Bio: Pat C. Male age 54
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tonsil 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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Bruce

Bruce
Bio: 52 yr old, Recently separated dad with a daughter in college
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Tonsil
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

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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 November 14th (wow do things happen fast.) Soon to see Medical Oncologist and Radiology Oncologist for treatments, dont know exact dates yet. But yes I am scared of…more
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HPV)
Tonsil 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. a.s.a.p. Scared the living you know what out of me, because I figured it wasn't a good sign of things…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

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Qm2

Qm2
Cancer Type: Tonsil Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Tonsil Cancer Symptoms: I felt a slight tickle on the back of my mouth, and noticed a swollen left tonsil with white stuff on the tonsil. I called my DR immediately and was told I had cancer the same day. March 2,2011
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removed left tonsil and hen egg size tumor from behind and above tonsil on March 8,2011. I was sent home on the next day, with medications for infection and pain. the area around surgery was painful, but meds helped. after 8 days I stopped using pain meds. I notice more than the normal amount of mucus in my mouth.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: April 4,2011, minor nausea April 12,2011, rash on upper lip

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