Hi Katya, I had to see several oncologists, before, during and after treatment.
One said "you have a very poor prognosis"
Another said: "less than 30% chance"
Another said: "less than 50% chance"
But my radiation oncologist told me: "Powerlifter, you will be just fine".
I took his prognosis, and haven't looked back.
I do not let the side effects get to me, I find ways around them...overcome...adapt.
I don't dwell on the cancer coming back, I just get on with life.
P.S. what part of AZ are you from?
There is a new Head and Neck support group forming in Tucson.
Head and neck SCC
TXN2bM0 stage IV
Finished treatment 6/02