Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#147629 - 03/31/12 11:23 AM Transoral Robotic Surgery  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,671
Anne-Marie Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)
Anne-Marie  Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,671
TN
I was checking youtube recently to see if the segment with Toni Braxton had been posted (it hasn't), I saw a couple of postings for robotics being used in oral cancer surgery - so I decided to check OCF's news site and found the following article about the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's use of robotics which appears to be so encouraging in providing a less invasive surgery option:

http://oralcancernews.org/wp/transoral-robotic-surgery-gets-fda-approval/

I wonder if anyone here has had any experience with this type of oral surgery?


Anne-Marie
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)



#147632 - 03/31/12 02:14 PM Re: Transoral Robotic Surgery [Re: Anne-Marie]  
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 805
KP5 Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)
KP5  Offline
"Above & Beyond" Member (500+ posts)

Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 805
NY
Thanks Anne-Marie.


Kathy wife/caregiver to:
Kevin age:53
Dx 7/15/11
HPV16+ SCC Stage IV BOT/R
Non smoker, casual drinker
7/27/11 Cistplatin, taxotere,5FU 2/3week sessions, followed by IMRT 125cgy x 60 (2x daily) w/Erbitux weekly. Last rad 10/26/11. Last Erbitux 10/27/11
PEG placed 9/1/11 Removed 11/8/11
Clear PET 10/12 and 10/13 and ct in 6/14
#147637 - 03/31/12 03:46 PM Re: Transoral Robotic Surgery [Re: KP5]  
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 42
MikeM Offline
Contributing Member (25+ posts)
MikeM  Offline
Contributing Member (25+ posts)

Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 42
California
Anne-Marie, I've seen quite a few people mention TORS in OCF so you should get some good comments.
I'm about 12 weeks out since the surgery and very impressed with the results. In fact, once we learned of the technique it was the reason to do surgery rather than just extensive radiation / and possibly chemo.
After the radical tonsilectomy at Kaiser Walnut Creek, CA, I was swallowing water within 4 days, eating soft food soon after, and stopped the pain meds at about 10 days (4 in hospital, 6 at home).
The only way to go....


Nov2011Tonsil Cancer Stage3 T1N1 HPV+, Non-smoker, slight drinker
Dec2011 Radical Tonsilectomy (TORS),
Jan2012 Neck Disection areas 2,3,4
Feb2012 Opinions from 5 RO's decision for No Rads/No Chemo
Jan2013 all clear at 1 year , continue regular check-ups
Jan2014 all clear at 2 years, less frequent check-ups
Jan2015 all clear at 3 years, MRI, chest x-ray, blood work all good
#147645 - 03/31/12 11:58 PM Re: Transoral Robotic Surgery [Re: MikeM]  
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,671
Anne-Marie Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)
Anne-Marie  Offline
Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,671
TN
That is wonderful, Mike! So glad to hear of your great recovery experience! It is amazing the great advances that are possible with research.


Anne-Marie
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)




Moderated by  Brian Hill 

Support OCF


Help OCF

Shop Amazon and Help OCF

Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 19 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums23
Topics17,006
Posts190,467
Members11,375
Most Online306
Aug 21st, 2016
Top Posters(All Time)
ChristineB 9,750
davidcpa 8,311
Cheryld 5,260
Brian Hill 4,738
Gary 3,552
Newest Members
rahulone347, Donna Latimer, olivia01, Privi, Tay
11377 Registered Users
Brag Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0