May 23, 2010 - 8:45 am
This is my 2nd try at writing this, went to preview the 1st one and it deleted it somehow :-(
Roger was preliminarilly diagnosed with base of tongue cancer on April 28th. A Dr noted a tumor on base of tongue back in records we obtained from Oct. 2006, but never even told us it was there, so here we are 3.5 years later with stage 4A,T-2, N2C squamous cell (type 3) base of tongue cancer. The ENT Dr debulked the tumor (3.4 cm,too large to remove)on May 19. Radiation and Chemo DRs want to do both at same time. They are not removing tumor or lymph nodes. He goes to dentist May 24, fitted for mask May 25 and then there is a week where the mask has to be made, before threatment can begin. Seems like an eternity since we found out on April 28th, is this normal?
We know that this is not the best diagnosis, but would like to hear from others if they have had similar diagnosis and what their treatment was or is?
He is very positive, says he wants to join a cancer survivor group right now because he will be a survivor.