Aug 07, 2007 - 11:47 am
HEY SOCCERFREAKS & VINNY59....Finally have a plan. Found SCC in the left tonsil, laryngoscopy and endoscopy otherwise clear. Removed left tonsil and both adenoids. Could not get all the SCC at tonsil base but say it is easily treated in place. Called it Stage IV because it had already metast to lymph glands associated with the branchial cleft cyst removed previously in May. Ultimate diagn is HPV16 positive Stage IV SCC which Oncologist says is the "preferred" form of cancer if you have to have one and is easily treated in place with high success rate. Going for PET and dental this week. Looks like 6-7 wks. of cisplatin on Mondays, IMRT Mond-Fri., all outpatient.