Name: Patrice (patrice)
Member Since: October 8, 2009
Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Birthday: August 19, 1952
Type of Cancer: Tonsil Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: moderately differentiated invasive squamous cell carcinoma
Diagnosis Date: September 9, 2009
Lymph Node Involvement: Yes
What I Hate Most About Cancer: Everything!!!!!
Things My Supporters Can Do To Help: Make me laugh!
Tonsil Cancer symptoms: Found a lump on the right side of my neck otherwise I would have never known!
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Had outpatient surgery on September 10th. ENT doctor did a biopsy of the back of my tongue and tonsil so they could know where the cancer originated which was in the tonsil.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I will also start chemo on Monday, October 19th. That will be done after radiation every Monday for seven weeks. It's a combination of three drugs: Taxol, Carboplatine and Erbitux. Will be asking why once a week when it seems everyone else that I've read about get three treatments throughout those seven weeks.
Radiation or Proton Therapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: I will start radiation on Monday, October 19th, Monday through Friday for seven weeks.