Topic of the discussion
Posted on 5/24/20 4:12 AM
Hi I'm Justin. I was diagnosed a year and a half ago with throat cancer. I've been through radiation. It didn't work. I had some complications and surgeries while awaiting the big surgery. Just want to talk to and get feedback from people in similar situations.
Beginning of the discussion - 5/25/20Throat cancer - has anyone else been diagnosed? https://www.carenity.us/forum/cancer/living-with-cancer/introduction-1951
Posted on 5/25/20 6:39 PM
@MONKEYDOG12 Hello Justin, thank you for starting this discussion. I'm sorry to hear that your radiation wasn't successful. We have a thread in our cancer group where people are introducing themselves and sharing their diagnoses, feel free to introduce yourself! I'll link it here: What is your cancer diagnosis?
Let me tag some members who may be able to share their experience with throat cancer and radiation:
Hi everyone, how are you doing today? What was your experience like with treatments for throat cancer? Did you go through radiation like Justin? Was it successful? Feel free to share here!
@Rmac2020 @shoot2thrill @jtowers1 @Ashleyndickey4 @lynnlade49 @Atomsk83 @Kathryn @Carolp
Posted on 5/25/20 6:50 PM
Hello everyone and especially Justin. I did not have radiation or chemo. My diagnosis was squamous cell cancer of the tonsil. The tumor was removed successfully after 12 hours of surgery. I was able to return to normal activity after several months of recovery. That was more than 10 years ago. Radiation was an option but I chose the surgery route after significant intervention by my wife, the surgeon and a lot of prayer. I am praying for your recovery.
Posted on 5/26/20 9:37 PM
Thank you. That's a lot of recovery time must have been tough. I would have just went for surgery but it is taking out my voice box which unfortunately is going to happen anyway. It's nice to talk to people who are understanding. I really have no support around here. That's why I joined up.