Just found this site; hope you can help. From what I seen in the last hour of reading, there are some marvoulous people here. Diagnosed as Stage 4; t-4;n-1;m -0, on November 16th.
basal tongue squamous cell carcinoma. Now that the raging fear and panic has subsided and I only want to throw up every hour when I think about this....I'm trying to sort out different opinions on treatment.Option A: cisplatin (every 3 weeks) concurrent with radiation (daily) over 7 weeks; which is regarded as the "standard of care" in the medical field.
Option B: TPF neoadjuvant therapy (3 times) followed by radiation (7 or 8 weeks, and maybe with more chemo) which seems to be the "latest" approach in the clinicals.
TPF is taxotere; cisplatin; 5-FU. Has anyone got any relevant experience they can share.Thanks, Happy Thanksgiving; and God Bless.