Apr 24, 2013 - 9:12 pm
Three years ago my husband had swollen glands on the left side of his neck. A trip to our family physician resulted in a week of antiobiotic which did nothing. He was then referred to a local ENT. A biopsy was done whitch were inconclusive. Then surgery was done to biopsy. Area and some surrounding tissue proved to be do squamous cell cancer to the neck muscle. We then went to another specialist who performed more surgery and again got clear margins. a year later a snall knot came up on the scar line on the left side of the neck. All the while nothing revealed in pet scans after surgery. Two separate treatments of radiations to the sprcific areas and with the some light chemo align with radiation. Almost a year to date pet revealed spot on the left tonsil. Left totaken removed and margins were not clear due to depth of cancer. We then traveled to Tx. Treatment of 3 heavy duty drugs, finished that and started on erbitux with 37 treatments to the throat area of radiation that had not been targeted before. Since then. Cat scan was clear and next is Pet 1st of May. He has lost over 80 lbs. total since onset no problem with was wallowing except lack oif saliva and since end of January (when treatments ended) things still taste bad. Drinking ensure, lots of water , oatmeal and one dinner meal of a few bites of solid foods. He did test positive for HPV and they feel source was tonsil all along. Nervous about upcoming PET.