Sep 18, 2012 - 7:41 pm
Now I'm really confused. My ENT that first diagnosed my SQ called last night just to check on how I'm doing. I told him about my trip to MD Anderson and their recommendation for Induction/Chemo/Rad and no surgery. He listened carefully and made some comments about that's how Anderson has been treating this condition for 10 years. So I asked the obvious question, if your dad had my condition (T3/N2c) what would you do. His answer, I would have him in the hospital right now having the robotic surgery. I asked even though I would need a total neck resection and he said anything that would get the cancer out and reduce the amount of radiation he would be in favor of.
Now this guy has no skin in the game, by which I mean he doesn't stand to win or loose anything by his recommendation and he's succeeded in getting me really confused. I was strongly in the Rad/chemo camp and now I just don't know. I have till Thursday morning to make my decision so.........
Don't really expect anything from you guys here on this, I just needed to vent it out somewhere.
Thanks for listening.