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Dlynn1210's Recent CancerCompass Activity

  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

    He hasn’t posted since Oct 2018.

    September 13 at 4:37 PM view post
    • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

      I had walked the walk with Kevin from the beginning as someone did me. We communicated a lot throughout the years mostly via private replies. He fought a hard battle after it returned but he suddenly stopped responding to my messages some time around Dec 2017. I msg a few times with no replies and in my heart I knew why. For others who visit this blog - tonsil cancer is somewhat different from other head and ne...

      June 29 at 9:21 PM view post
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        Hi Tracy Every type of cancer is different although head and neck cancers do have similarities. Radiation and chemo are an insurance policy that greatly lessens chances of a reoccurrence. I was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in 2007 but can remember when I was first diagnosed. I had to make tough decisions about how I moved forward when I felt like a deer in headlights. The first oncologist I spoke with was at ...

        March 15 at 12:43 AM view post
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          Now you can rest assured it is not tonsil cancer. I always like to point out one tonsil is much bigger than the other rather than just slightly swollen. My left tonsil took up half my throat whereas my right tonsil was so tiny it appeared I didn’t have one. I’m glad to hear you are working on a plan to quit smoking. I lost my husband to lung cancer when he was only 58 years old so I often encourage others t...

          March 14 at 10:44 PM view post
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            Correction - I saw the cardiologist on Mon, ENT on Wed, and in surgery the following Mon. Diana

            March 14 at 3:48 PM view post
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              I totally agree with David! I was diagnosed in 2007 with tonsil cancer and saw a total of 5 GPS - the last one even mentioned my having one tonsil much bigger than the other but didn’t sound concerned - only curious. I started having very mild chest pains and went to see a cardiologist. She ordered a stress test because of my family history of heart disease but it was normal. I ‘mentioned’ what the GP in...

              March 14 at 3:47 PM view post
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                I am a tonsil cancer survivor and recommend you make an appointment with an ENT, who is an ear, nose, and ‘throat’ specialist, rather than your GP. Eleven years ago I began to experience extreme fatigue and just a feeling that something was not right. I went to my GP and then three others before a fifth at urgent care (all GPs) said “Has anyone told you that you have one extremely large tonsil?” That was all he sai...

                March 14 at 1:16 PM view post
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                  I’m not sure who you are asking but felt compelled to,resold after I read a previous post. I was diagnosed in June 2007 with tonsil cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) Stage IV. I am/was not HPV positive. I underwent a tonsillectomy the following week, had dental work completed (teeth removed), and as soon as healed underwent chemo and radiation. I had my first clear scan in Dec 2007 and am still cancer free. So to...

                  November 18, 2018 view post
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                    My insurance paid for treatment - the same as they do for every illness or accident and why I have insurance. Many of the doctors and nurses at CTCA are cancer survivors and why they chose to work for CTCA. I was diagnosed with a brain bleed two years ago - my insurance also paid for my 5 day stay in the hospital.

                    August 11, 2018 view post
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                      The first CTCA was in Zion IL where every street in town was named after books in the Bible. A doctor started the hospital and when he retired a corporation purchased it as a tax write off. Then it was once again for sale. The man who purchased it and started CTCA lost his mother to cancer and was disappointed in how little his mother was kept informed and how little the family was kept informed as to her conditio...

                      August 11, 2018 view post
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                      About Dlynn1210

                      Patient
                      Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsils Cancer

                      I am married and the mother of five grown children and 14 grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 2007 with SCC of the left tonsil and have been a member of CC since shortly after beginning treatment. I underwent Cisplatin chemo and TOMO radiation at CTCA in Zion, IL and received my last clean scan in Sept 2016. I found a wonderful support system on CC who really understood what I was going through and come back often to offer words of encouragement to those who are now traveling where I have been. I thank God daily for guiding me to CTCA and for guiding me to Cancer Compass. I had a tremendous support system with family and friends but there are not enough words to describe how I feel about my CC family other than to say I would not have made it through as well as I did without you.

                      UPDATE - I am now
                      9 years cancer free. No more scans just annual checkups with blood work completed!!!

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