Sep 12, 2013 - 2:04 pm
I had a good chat with my 'Wednesday' specialist at the Churchill hospital yesterday. I feel a lot better about the rad /mask. I have the usual neck cancer SCC. They will give me strong rad on the right side of my neck and tongue and lighter strength the left side. I had 3 Cancerous nodes removed along with 29 other down to my jawline. the tongue tumour was near the edge of the margin so they feel that I should have that zapped. they discussed chemo but didn't think I'd benefit from it. my treatment will take ten minutes each day, once I've been positioned and the mask put on. doesn't sound such a big deal as I first thought. I see this specialist each Wed to say how the treatment is affecting me and will be given any medication needed. I asked if he thought I would be cured and he laughed and said if they didn't think that I was curable they wouldn't be giving me all this expensive treatment. I'm opting for hospital transport as the parking is terrible, out of 6 car parks not one space was to be had, my granddaughter, who drove me there had to circle around for half an hour then we had to park where we shouldn't have but got desperate. we got away with it this time but if this is the case every day then I'm better of with the round robin hospital ambulance bus which will drop me at the main door. I start rad next Wed, the sooner I get started the sooner it will be finished the last one is 29th Oct. I'm glad I took your advise and made an app't to talk things through its put my mind at ease.