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  • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

    You've come to the right place. Diana started the site and she's one of the few women who had this. I had Tonsil cancer in 2007 so I'll tell you stuff and some stuff you won't be told. 1. With chemo & radiation it's 90% curable. 2. it's one of the WORST treatments for cancer you can get, but he'll make it 3. Feeding tube is a must. Easily 5 months with one. You'll still need to drink water, keep your throat op...

    February 02 at 1:30 PM view post
    • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

      A poster said: "Even today, I have massive stiffness on the left side of my neck (where my cancer was located). " they cut in my neck to remove one lymph node Weather changes  gets a spasm and chewing and just watching tv I have a bad back, was sent to a rehab palce for exercises, help but the rehab palce did whats called "dry needling" on my neck I used to have 3-5 spasms A DAY. now maybe 3-5 a WEEK I...

      December 13 at 3:12 PM view post
      • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

        People on this site shared better experience than some of my doctors. I did go to monthly meetings of survivors for head and neck and those folks told em things that I also didn't get from doctors You may want to consider doing recorded videos shared here where YOU interview specialists and maybe survivors. Would be helpful Would like to see some kind of easy acces to archives. i see myself and others retyping th...

        December 06 at 7:17 PM view post
        • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

          90% cure rate when chemo and radiation used together. Without radiation, 60% cure Most curable, most terrible treatment. i saved my post from years ago, heres' my story You'll need to follow the same course of action =============================== I had tonsils removed at age 59. They took out ONE lymph node in my neck. Just one. I get cramps in my neck and shooting pains I know soemone who had EXACTLY what i...

          December 06 at 7:13 PM view post
          • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

            takes a year to feel better. so almost there They cut out my lymph node, so cut into my neck, I get spams all the time, 3-5 times a DAY went to rehab for my back and they did whats called dry Needling On my nexk. Spams have gone from 3-5 times a day to 3-5 times a WEEK Its not accuopuncture, but similiar

            November 29 at 5:22 PM view post
            • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

              get a second opinion. With checmo + radiation most of these have a 90% cure rate Most I've spoken to many and many doctors and hospitals do different things. I'm in Atlanta, great care but my radialogist had one choice and there were two One guy I spoke to told me a doctor told him to have all of his teeth removed before treatment. For head & neck cancer radiation is the go to treatment. My story of ...

              November 29 at 5:20 PM view post
              • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                90% curable You've come to the right place. Diana started the site and she's one of the few women who had this. I had Tonsil cancer in 2007 so I'll tell you stuff and some stuff you won't be told. 1. With chemo & radiation it's 90% curable. 2. it's one of the WORST treatments for cancer you can get, but he'll make it 3. Feeding tube is a must. Easily 5 months with one. You'll still need to drink water, keep...

                November 29 at 5:15 PM view post
                • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                  I had tonsil cancer, came from lymph node. took out 1 node. had tosnilectomy.then had radiation and chemo. Success rate for tonsil canc er with radiation and chemo is 90% I'm out now 11 years yes treatment is a bitch. One of the worst. But I'm above ground. It would be 4-5 months of yuk. if you want more detail, let me know They radiate the neck, jaw to get any cancer than could spread.  Again, succes...

                  October 18 at 4:03 PM view post
                  • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                    4 siblings in my familily, my mother didn't get any tonsils removed. i was always sick as a child, always sore throats Got tonsil cancer at age 59 (11 years ago), also lymph node. MAJOR crap after that. My 25 year old daughter always had sore throats after she saw what i went thru, at age 25 got her tonsils out, sore throats and cold reduced by 75% i'd get them out, infection waiting to happen. Can tunr into cance...

                    September 17 at 8:36 PM view post
                    • Diamond_David has replied to a post on the message board

                      Nothing can be done. It last a few weeks (did for me) and then one day POOF! Gone Swish with warm salt water and spit

                      August 16 at 2:36 PM view post
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