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Tanager75
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Joined: Aug 2009

I had a great report (SCC, left tonsil, 2 lymph nodes). Everything looks good. I had a PET at 9 months and it looked good too. The doctor is very pleased with the progress. I have been reading this site every couple days since I ended treatment last August. I don't post often but feel a need to say thank you to everyone whenever I do. I send out positive thoughts to you all and thank you for all the efforts to help others and me out who read. Of interest, my doctor at Virginia Mason said the FDA just approved a new robotic surgery with follow up radiation only (the cisplatin has been ugly for me). I didn’t ask questions but he said they have used this with 5 patients since its recent approval.

Peace,

mark

wifeforlife
Posts: 189
Joined: Feb 2010

Very happy for you... continued good health!

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D Lewis
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Joined: Jan 2010

So happy for you.

Deb

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Skiffin16
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Joined: Sep 2009

Glad to hear the awesome news....

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Jimbo55
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Joined: Jun 2010

Mark, That is such great news to hear. You must be stoked!! Keep it up. Cheers

Jimbo

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Kimba1505
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Joined: Apr 2010

Mark,
That is great news that we all need to hear. Thank you for letting us all know. May the good scans and check ups continue. May I ask? Was yours HPV+?
Also very interesting regarding the approved robotics with radiation only. I wonder if that is for HPV+ only. Mark, my partner had the robotic surgery (TORS) in Philly. Opting to do chemo with the radiation. Cisplatin was rough on him too, and he was taken off of it after the first dose because of hearing loss.
Kim

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Hondo
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Joined: Apr 2009

Thanks for sharing the good news with us, all the best to you

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stevenl
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Joined: Jan 2010

Wonderful to hear a good report.

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fisrpotpe
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Joined: Aug 2010

That is great news! Always good to hear success.

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JUDYV5
Posts: 392
Joined: Jun 2010

It is always nice to hear good news.

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delnative
Posts: 452
Joined: Aug 2009

Glad to hear it.
The beast can be beaten.

--Jim in Delaware

Tanager75
Posts: 87
Joined: Aug 2009

My doc said I was of the age group that it was probably HPV but did not test. He said treatment would be the same either way. He avoided talking about percentages. My new hearing aids help both with higher pitches and the ringing. Time I hope will help with some of the tiredness.

Thanks for all the well wishes and with the help of family and friends I'm a survior today!

mark

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Glenna M
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Joined: May 2009

Love reading encouraging posts like yours. I hope your hearing continues to improve and I'm sure you will get over the fatigue, it seems to be a side effect that we have all suffered.

Stay well,
Glenna

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Pumakitty
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Joined: Mar 2010

So Happy to read this first thing in the morning.

Kathy

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