I don't think I could possibly say anything after Paul's exhaustive list. smile My first occurrence was just surgery, and the neck dissection to see if it might have spread in spite of the scans saying otherwise. When it came back that same year, then they wanted to hit it with all the radiation and chemo, after repeating the surgery. I think the surgery actually got it, and the radiation and stuff was just for their peace of mind more than it was for mine. But who knows. I'm here to talk about it now, which I suppose is what really counts. If it ever comes back, we'll figure out what to do at that point ... having been here for awhile, I know there are always other options to ask about, which is reassuring.


Surgery 5/31/13
Tongue lesion, right side
SCC, HPV+, poorly differentiated
T1N0 based on biopsy and scan
Selective neck dissection 8/27/13, clear nodes
12/2/13 follow-up with concerns
12/3/13 biopsy, surgery, cancer returned
1/8/14 Port installed
PEG installed
Chemo and rads
2/14/14 halfway through carboplatin/taxotere and rads
March '14, Tx done, port out w/ complications, PEG out in June
2017: probable trigeminal neuralgia
Fall 2017: HBOT
Jan 18: oral surgery