May 02, 2010 - 9:02 am
My husband was diagnosed with Stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil and lymph nodes last year. He has gone through surgery & treatment and has had his first round of post diagnosis/treatment scans a few months ago which thankfully all showed he was "free" of the cancer.
One of the "causes" of tonsil cancer is from alcohol consumption. My husband has always been a social drinker. He didn't drink during his treatment. But after treatment he has resumed this social drinking. I don't believe I heard his oncologist say he had to stop drinking altogether.
Those of you post treatment, do you drink alcohol? Has your doctors told you to stop drinking alcohol? I don't want to take away something that my husband finds pleasure in, and I certainly don't want to be a nagging wife, but if he shouldn't be doing it I would like to know. I probably should check with his oncologist.
Thanks for any info and bless you all.