Nov 08, 2009 - 4:07 pm
11/8/09 at 4:00
Hello to all! My father Tim (a 65 year old non smoker and non drinker) was diagnosed Monday with SCC of the base of the tongue. He is in stage 2 with no spread to the lymph nodes at this time. He is getting his PET scan on Monday and will also have a chest x-ray this week. We really don't know much at this point other than he has cancer and what stage he is in. We are hoping to get an appt with Dr. Teknos at The James in Columbus Ohio. Dr. Teknos specializes in robotic surgery of the head and neck. At this point we are thinking that would be the way to go and then maybe do some radiation after but I don't know for sure. Has anyone been in my dad's position? What should he expect? Is surgery the right option? I have so many questions. Also, does anyone know who is "the best" with this robotic surgery? Anyone have any experience with Dr. Teknos? Also, my dad is such a happy guy and of course hasn't been since he was given this diagnosis. I am really worried about his mental health and my moms as well. It is really hard to be around him now because he is so sad all the time! Will this get better? I hope so because I love my dad and want him to get better soon! Please, if you have any info that you might think is helpful to me or my father let me know! Thank you so much!