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philgot2
Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 2003

I was just diagnosied with a invasive squmous cell carcinoma know anything ahout that guys. They want to do cemo-radation

cbecker
Posts: 89
Joined: Sep 2002

My husband had squamous cell cancer last summer of the pifiform sinus which is right behind the voice box and opening of the esphogus. Had 40 radiation treatments and tumor was gone but in Feb. of this year it metastasized to lungs and in both. So always get a lung scan. It also went to his left elbow but they remove that tumor from his bone. He just finished 7 rounds of chemo and it did not work on the lungs. If you want more infor email me at mktgintl@inlandnet.net and I may be able to help more.

cbecker
Posts: 89
Joined: Sep 2002

My husband had squamous cell cancer last summer of the pifiform sinus which is right behind the voice box and opening of the esphogus. Had 40 radiation treatments and tumor was gone but in Feb. of this year it metastasized to lungs and in both. So always get a lung scan. It also went to his left elbow but they remove that tumor from his bone. He just finished 7 rounds of chemo and it did not work on the lungs. If you want more infor email me at mktgintl@inlandnet.net and I may be able to help more.

IEyoda
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2003

I was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer back in April 2002. To make a long story short, I ended up having surgery to completely remove my voicebox, coratid artery, and some various scraping to remove specs of cancer. Sorry to be so graphic, but this particular cancer cell is fast-moving/fast-growing. As the other csn member (cbecker) replied, make sure you get a lung scan. And, be aware that this cancer can spread into the lymph system very quickly, so make sure you get head, neck, and lung CT scans.
Get the chemo therapy and raditation therapy at the same time, assuming your doctor agrees. In my case, the surgery was (unfortunately) a no-brainer choice. However, perhaps chemo and/or radiation therapy may help you to avoid any surgery. I no longer have a voice, and believe me, that's no fun. The upside? I've been in remission since late 2002, and my latest scan (August 2003) shows that I'm still clean.
Ifyou want to contact me via email, I'm at tsc79@att.net
Good luck!

mayfly
Posts: 7
Joined: Mar 2002

great attitude.. I too had surgery 14 hrs to remove 2/3 base of my tongue followed by 31 rad treatments. Surgery 4/16/2002.. all checkups ok since.
Hang in there

MWHF
Posts: 10
Joined: Jul 2003

I had base of tongue cancer that spread to my lymph nodes. It was stage 4. Fortunately the chemo and radiation cured me for almost two years. No surgery thank G-d!

mosbutler
Posts: 6
Joined: Feb 2004

Hello
My husband was diagnosed with the same cancer as you had, Stage 4, spread to lymph.
He had 6 chemos, and 8 weeks radiation every day. He is post treatment for 6 weeks tomorrow.
His throat is very very sore and he is still using the feeding tube. He feels healthy and is very frustrated at the SLOW healing process.
What was your experience.
Thanks Maureen

maur
Posts: 23
Joined: Jul 2004

Maureen,
Hey I like the name!Anyway, a friend of mine was diagnosed with SSC stage 4. He had 38 radiation treatments and 3 rounds of chemo. It will be 2 weeks today and he cannot swallow.How is your husband now? Can he taste yet? Please fill me in and continued good health to your hubby! God bless! Maureen

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