Sep 23, 2009 - 1:18 am
I was just diagnosed with a squamous cell cancer. It started in my throat. A 4 cm growth on the base of my tongue. My lymph nodes in my neck are also cancerous. They did a chest xray and scan and said my lungs look clear. I met with the oncologist yesterday and he says it is stage 4. They want to schedule a PET scan for Oct, 2. On October 15th they will perform an out patient surgery to look in my throat and to get a biopsy of the growth in my throat. They will also put a feeding tube in my stomach. Once week from then I am schedule to meet with the Dr. and begin treatment. He has already said that I will get chemo and radiation at the same time. Seems odd to me with a stage 4 cancer and wait 3 weeks to begin treatment.