Update from New Radiologist

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Hey all, I just wanted to drop in and say hello before I go in tomorrow morning. I met with my 'new' Radiologist yesterday (after I said no to the first guy) This 'new' Radiologist was know as the best in the area and I wanted him initially from his reputation here in town. Anyway, he took one look at my lesion and immediately wanted to call my surgeon to let him know that my case was perfect for using Brachytherapy.

I wasn't to sure about this type of radiation/procedure but because most of my lesion is growing out, rather than inside the tongue. He believes that the surgeon should be able to salvage quite a bit more of the tongue by using a smaller area of margin. This may save almost an inch all the way around the lesion. So finally I feel like I got some good news. He showed me pictures on his iPhone of almost an exact same case from one of his patients and said he is doing great. So we will see how it goes. The team seems like they are now all on the same page and communication is where it needs to be, before tomorrow.

For the first time in nearly a month I was able to sleep through most of the night.

Much Love,

~ Bob

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  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Awesome News
    Going into this with a team that you trust and have confidense in will be huge toward recovery and response....

    Thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery.

    Best,
    john
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    Fantastic !
    Bob,
    Glad to hear others fire or should I say replace doctors they don't trust. Wonderful news, good luck with everything....will be thinking of you ! Warmest regards, Katie
  • Sooner79
    Sooner79 Member Posts: 29
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    Fantastic !
    Bob,
    Glad to hear others fire or should I say replace doctors they don't trust. Wonderful news, good luck with everything....will be thinking of you ! Warmest regards, Katie

    Great News!
    That's great news, Bob. I am confident that everything will go well for you. I will be sending positive thoughts your way tomorrow!
  • osmotar
    osmotar Member Posts: 1,006
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    Great News
    Bob..

    that soundslike great news and glad you were able to get a 2nd more favorable opinion. I just had a lision removed from the left side of my tounge yesterday, the intial biopsy a week and a half ago showed scc, it was small enought that it never showed on the PET I had on June 6th, my ENT said that was a good thing. He had to incise a bigger section than what he thought yesterday but the pathology reports came back with clear margins...I'll see my onco next wed to get her advise as to whether any other tx is required.

    Linda
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    treatment
    Hi Bob,

    I am glad to hear your news. From what I‘ve learned about Brachytherapy it can be the real ticket to successful treatment.

    To more good nights of sleep,

    Matt
  • LeoS2323
    LeoS2323 Member Posts: 160
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    CivilMatt said:

    treatment
    Hi Bob,

    I am glad to hear your news. From what I‘ve learned about Brachytherapy it can be the real ticket to successful treatment.

    To more good nights of sleep,

    Matt

    Brachytherapy
    The sister of a lady I know had what was diagnosed as 'terminal' cervical cancer. After brachytherapy there was absolutely no sign of it - so I've heard how effective this treatment can be. Sounds like the plan is all coming together for you Bob - all the best of luck for tomorrow.

    Leo
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Wonderful news, Bob!!
    I think Dre (ooo) just finished Brachytherapy last Friday...he will know exactly how this works and the benefits (which sound to me like GREAT bennies) to the alternative surgury. What a team you chose....you done good, my friend!! :)

    p
  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
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    I'll be
    thinking of you and your family tomorrow as you start on the road to recovery. God Bless
  • TheOtherDitto
    TheOtherDitto Member Posts: 58
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    Grandmax4 said:

    I'll be
    thinking of you and your family tomorrow as you start on the road to recovery. God Bless

    Sounds like you got some excellent news today!
    Will be praying for guidance and wisdom for your team of surgeon's tomorrow. Will also be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow!

    Take care and cyber-hug to you!

    The Ditto's
  • Tim6003
    Tim6003 Member Posts: 1,514 Member
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    Sounds like you got some excellent news today!
    Will be praying for guidance and wisdom for your team of surgeon's tomorrow. Will also be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow!

    Take care and cyber-hug to you!

    The Ditto's

    That's great!!!
    Glad for the good news!!

    Best,

    Tim