Dec 02, 2009 - 8:02 pm
As some of you know, I had HPV-derived Stage III SCC of the right tonsil, a tonsillectomy, 30 rads, two rounds of cisplatin and a modified radical neck dissection. The chemo and rads ended in October 2008, and I had the neck dissection in January '09.
Today I went back to Johns Hopkins for a full-body PET scan and a CAT scan, my first since before the neck dissection. I'm happy to say that both scans showed no abnormal cell division anywhere. In other words, I'm cancer free.
How's that for a Christmas gift?
I hope that my experience and the positive experiences of others on this board might provide at least a glimmer of hope for all of you who are going through treatment or enduring the aftermath of treatment for this rotten disease. Keep your eyes on the prize: Cancer sucks, but it can be beaten.
--Jim in Delaware