Nov 21, 2009 - 7:14 pm
A big hello to everyone- I just joined this forum minutes ago. A year ago I took the two tumors on the left side of my neck to my regular Dr. By the time the biopsy and Pet Scan was done, and chemo and rad were started, it was early February of 2009: 34 radiation zappings-20 places per session, during which I carried two chemo pumps for four days of week #1 and #4- 6880 mgs of Cisplatin and 125 mgs of Flouracil (sp) for each of those two four-day durations. My mouth was turned into a trainwreck, and week #6 found me in the hospital for four days when a 101-plus fever developed. The initial biopsy Op. sent 5 samples into the University of Iowa from different areas of my mouth and neck. Only the upper-tumor sample came back as positive, and I was told it was Nasopharyngeal.