May 29, 2012 - 2:40 pm
I was recently diagnosed with Squamous Cell carcinoma of the throat and mouth. It began by me noticing a lump on the left underside of my neck on April 25. It is growing rapidly. A CT Scan and later 4 “conscious” biopsies of the tumor provided the diagnosis. The surgeon is doing a biopsy in the operating room this Thursday (May 31) to identify where it is emanating from. He suspects the bottom of my tongue and says there is a minimal chance he may decide to remove my tonsils if they look suspect.An MRI showed that some already leaked out.
Any insight will be highly appreciated. I feel radiation or chemo should have already begun as over a month has passed, but the doctor wants to identify the "mother" first.