I am sort of new to this site although I read everything I could find in 2009 when my husband was first diagnosed. I have been using the site for a little research as well, but this is my first post.
My husband was diagnosed with stage 3 in 2009, had radiation and chemo and then the THE surgery by Dr. Orringer at U of M. He did remarkably well, except for the food issues. In November of 2012 he had a horse voice and we made several trips to the doctors office and U o M where he was diagnosed with a recurrence in a lymph node on his vocal cord nerve. After radiation and chemo he was " clean" but they wanted him to finish 3 more rounds of chemo. We were just told he now has suspicious spots, one on his lung and one on his stomach near his aorta. We were told by his local oncologist that they could do nothing further for him. We have an appt this Thursday at Karmanos in Detroit to see about a clinical trial.
Does anyone know about these trials? Is it worth it? My husband feels great and is finally recovering from his chemo. He is a fighter and rarely missed work through any of his treatments. He is only 55 and I would like him to not have to through more chemo. He has gone through so much in addition to his loss of voice.