Aug 24, 2013 - 7:07 pm
When I was diagnosed with stage 3 larynx cancer in 2009 i joined an online forum thinking that I may have to have a laryngectomy. At this point I had already quit smoking, about a year earlier. There was a guy on this site who had also just been diagnosed with stage 2 larynx cancer, he was a current smoker. My treatment was 35 rads and 3 cisplatin shots. He got 30 rads only. A year later he was back on the forum saying that his voice had not returned and he was having some pain in his throat. He was still smoking and drinking. he later turned up and said that he was going to have a laryngectomy. he never did get the operation as they found the cancer in other places in his head and neck. He was still smoking. in 2011 he died and I have often wondered if the continued smoking and drinking caused a stage 2 cancer to spread that fast, he was only 54, also wondered why he was not given chemo.