May 26, 2013 - 12:23 am
New to this , electronically challenged, but will try.
My husband ron was diagnosed a few weeks ago with left tonsil stage 3 cancer. He had a left tonsilectomy and pathology put it as squamous cell carcinoma.
His ENT set him up with a day full of appts with oncologists and radiologists.
He was seen by his dentist and lucky to have healthy hard teeth.
He got his stents for his teeth and flouride trays.
Has to do 3 rounds of cisplatnum along with 7 weeks of radiation, IMRT.
He will have the mask fitting on wednesday and then appt to set up schedule for treatments.
I am his support and caregiver.
overwhelmed, stunned, appehensive and scared to hell.
I am assuming he will be off work for 4 months to 6 months.
He got a packet from the american cancer society today with statistices dated 2001 that survival rate was 55 or 56%. That sure was unnerving when the doctors say "its curable"
any advice is welcome.