My husband.Non Smoker -non dranker
Dx Jan 2009 T4 N1 mo Larynx cancer squamous Cell Cancer.
Treatment Cisplatin Chemo and radation 7 weeks March to May 2009. (Note they told him wash your face really good with antibactrial soap just before you come in for radaition. He did this every day , his face got a little red but did not burn. I seen people who looked like their faces had been burned so bad. I assume that maybe him washing his face just before going in helped? If not it did not hurt either. He lost a little over 50 pounds When I read about chemo and radation treatments and how people lost so much weight I worried . He was not s skinny guy and had the extra weight , And I tried to make sure he eat good while he could. He has dry mouth still . He carries water with him .
May till May 2010
By May 2010 It spread to his Lungs. Metastic to Lungs
Treatment second time around Carbosplatin
no radation just Chemo.
He is sick about a week after the treatment, heart burn . He coughs more . He had to take water with him for his dry mouth.
He still eats very good . He still watchs his beloved Lions football. He lost the taste for sugary foods. His weight has stayed about the same give or take a few pounds.
after his second round of Chemo they did a Ct scan It showed the four tumors two on each lung had shrink 30-40 % and one tumor completly gone. Now finished in his fourth Chemo this week. Sept 9 he will have another C.T.Scan.
I don't know if this is "Normal" or We just over excited . The Doctors seam to think this is very good.