Jan 09, 2013 - 1:34 pm
Hello all I have been around this site since my diagnosis in Oct 2011. Not much of a writer, but found so much info on this site sorry I have not chimed in before. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 BOT with minor involvement of 1 node on the same side. Was scheduled for 3 rounds of Chemo, but hearing loss after the second was so severe that they cancelled my last chemo. completed 7 weeks of IMRT on 6 Jan 2012. During my initial PET/CT scan my prostate lit up like a Christmas tree so after completion of H&N treatments, had a Biospy for pCA which came back positive with a Gleason 6 score. Determined to be low grade cancer. So then preceded to have 8 more weeks of IMRT to kill that beast. Scans in Nov showed me to be clear on both ends according to my rad doc. Also see an ENT every three months, scopes show everything to be OK soo far. Here is my question. I am over 1 year out from all H&N treatments. But my upper soft pallet and throat still hurt continually. By the end of the day I have a hard time even talking. Have spoke to both my ENT and Rad doc and they are not concerned. Am I just making a mountain out of a mole hill or is this just my new normal for awhile longer.