I am so happy to have this forum. I am three years post-treatment, living with daily reminders of my cancer. My oncologist has also reminded me (when I tell him about side-effects) that I am alive after all. And I know that, but dry mouth, limited mouth opening, one paralyzed vocal chord, occasional thrush, more than occasional mouth sores�these things take their toll. This site was tremendously helpful to me when I was going through treatment, so I am certain it will help with these long-term issues. Thanks, Michelle

SCC left tonsil, stage IV, HPV+, metastatic to one lymph node. Biopsy 12/23/10; tonsillectomy 1/13/11; DX 1/25/11; Peg in 1/28/11. Peg out 6/29. TX 1/31/11-3/21/11: 35 IMRT plus 3 Cisplatin. Pet-Scan 6/20/11 = CLEAR! Three years out, learning to live with the long-term side effects of radiation while reminding myself to feel blessed.