annabanana's Journey with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Oral Cavity ...

Spouse/Partner: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer > Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 9 years ago, Male, Age: 68

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    • annabanana
    • Experience with Squamous Cell Carci...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Oh No

    We thought it was a swollen lymph node and just an infection. I could tell by the way the ENT doctor spoke to us that he thought it was cancer. Tears just started rolling out of my eyes. I was so scared. I could have been knocked off the chair with a feather. The source of the cancer is from the base of his tongue. Tomorrow we go down to the James Center in Columbus to have the PET scan read and discuss "the stage" and treatment. My fear is that it has spread to other parts of his body.