Hiya Warren,Im Anne. and my secondary cancer is in my chest lymph nodes..My primary is in my left lung,hiding behind my heart,so they didnt find it for a while. it never showed on xrays..I ended up with a lung infection,so they scanned me from all angles and found a mass in my lower left lung,around 7cm in diameter. Just had first round of chemo and radiation is ongoing,start second lot of chemo on the 19th dec. I was first diagnosed with COPD...thats what led them to find the mass..
Hi, I have just been diagnosed with tonsil cancer. 1cm primary. Large lump in
lymph node removed neck dissection. PET scan didn't she any other hot spot other than tonsil.
I'm doing as much research as I can at the moment.
Do you know Why they can't just remove my tonsil? No one seems to be very clear on this.
Also as got diet I read your comment on cancer thriving on acid. I have been drinking apple cider vinegar is that considered acidic?
I've gone through tonsil cancer myself - I know whacking out the tonsils might feel obvious, and of course it is .. if it were in any way an option it would be the first recourse, no doubt. If it's not on the table, what it probably means is that the cancer has progressed to the point that it's closing the barn door after the horse has bolted. More robust treatment is called for. Essentially if disease is in the lymph node, that means the advanced primary tumour has grown enough that it wants to go exploring elsewhere in your body, and the lymphatic system is it's means of transportation.
You've got to jump into treatment and be aggressive about it, and trust your doctors, I reckon. It's an awful show, I won't play it down - but you can come out the other side and feel human again. Chemoradiation just isn't fun.
Acid/Alkalyne .. I wouldnt read too much into it .. it's interesting stuff, but basically the body is constantly adjusting acidity levels, it's just a normal part of day-to-day body function. If you're concerned about things you can take control of, I'd suggest looking more generally at diet, cutting out over-processed food and drinks, especially anything that has any whif of cancer-causing rep .. like for instance soft drinks in general and those "ZERO" soft drinks in particular. And certainly if you smoke and/or drink to excess: stop.
Talk to your doctors, ask questions again and again until you're satisfied .. and good luck.
Hey captain Aussie
Thanks for getting back. Geez this last few weeks have been crazy!
They took out both my tonsils and tumour. Now tomorrow, I am having a course of radiation therapy as a precautionary. I don’t have to do chemo now as the tumour has been removed.
I feel a lot more positive than I did.
I don’t smoke I am a total fitness freak so this was all a shock to me everyone.
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