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Cancerbro - I have my PET scan on 6th September to see if treatment has worked
Blondierach Head & Neck Cancer
Posted on Aug. 18, 2018, 2:53 a.m.
I have my PET scan on 6th September to see if treatment has worked
Hi, I am Rachel and I am 35 years old. In November last year I found a small round, hard lump in my neck. Ironically I found the lump a week after I had competed in a charity boxing event for Cancer Research UK. In January I had some tests and scans and by February I was told I had cancer. I had an operation to take biopsy from my left tonsil and other areas in my mouth. Results were that left tonsil was primary site and had also spread to lymph nodes in neck. I then had a neck dissection removing left tonsil, lymph nodes and anything that got in the surgeons way. One week later I woke in middle of the night to find I had a very large and serious bleed which resulted in me being in life support in Intensive Care Unit for 3-4 days and then further time spent on ward in hospital. I have since had 6 weeks of radiotherapy Mon-Fri alomg with chemotherapy every Tuesday for those 6 weeks. The treatment ended mid June this year. I have my PET scan on 6th September to see if treatment has worked. So it’s been a roller-coaster 2018 so far!!!!