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On Feb 07, 2016 4:09 AM kevincolangelo wrote:

On Aug 15, 2013 12:35 AM Sdurnell wrote:

On Aug 14, 2013 6:43 PM carymeback wrote:

I realize that this is over a month after your last post, but I haven't been to this site for awhile.  This message is to give you some help and hope. 

My husband was also diagnosed with Stage 4 squamous cell throat cancer in Feb. of 2009 (he was 66).  Any head & neck cancer is called Stage 4 if it has gone to all the neck lymph glands even if it hasn't spread to the rest of the body.  The cancer was on his right side tonsil area and had been growing for over two years.  It was wrapped around his carotid artery, his jaw bone, paralyzed the right side tongue nerve and was starting into his larynx.  One lymph node was as big as a golfball and the tumor was softball size!  He opted to not have radical surgery and instead had a wonderful oncologist and radiologist (TOMO radiation) who were able to shrink down the tumor with chemo, then the radiation killed off the rest.

It was a very tough time, but as you can see by the date, that it has been 4 years since treatment ended and there is no sign of cancer!  They consider him cured.

In this day and age, you need to be your own advocate: check info on the internet, made phone calls, ask questions, make appointments and seek out others who have gone through this.  Also, really check into natural nutrition and healing remedies, besides having a strong faith in God and prayers--we couldn't have done it without HIM.

Good luck to you and God Bless You.

Most head and neck cancers are detected at stage III or IV because the first symptom noticed is in the lymph nodes.  But it can be either stage, depending on how many nodes are affected and how big they are.  Also, there are cases when it has metastasized beyond the lymph nodes, and these are more serious, but they are rare.  

I had one lymph node affected, >3 cm, so mine was stage III.  But as you and others say, most of these cancers are curable.  We are quite lucky.


i had tonsil cancer then tonsil removed then chemo and rad - went 2 years and a lump in my neck - cancer near the tonsil area on my neck - had neck disection in november last year 2015 - after swelling went down - in january 3 months later a new lump about 1 inch lower on my neck and again its cancer - I am totally afraid now as a doctor said reoccurances like this usually go to the lungs and if so thats a death sentance of 9 months to live!...I am starting on new chemo next week - and have a pet scan next week to see if its spread - is it common to spread and am I incurable?....if the chemo shrinks it they said then I would have radiation and then possible second neck surgery to remove it again.....Im desperate for answers and people who have had something like this and been cured or lived longer than 9 months even if it does go to lungs?

My stage is Stage 3 T2 N2 M0


Did you ever update your situation here on cancercompass? let me know, I would like to know more about your therapies and outcome. 


On Jun 02, 2015 4:05 PM chalmj wrote:

Sounds interesting. I take selenium too as part of my daily supplements regiment but have not heard of the NORl protocol. I'll have to check it out.

What type of SCC do you have? Where is it located? Can you get at it topically?

Currently my feeling is most SCC's represent mainly a local spreading problem. When it is external skin SCC they say it is like BCC - just a local spreading problem. Im my case, oral cancer, the reseach says the lungs are the most likely place for it to spread. Yet I have never found a single case.

So based on that belief I'm currently heavy on topical application stuff. Here is a website that has just about every topical thing you could ever think of.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topical_medication "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topical_medication " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topical_medication

I'm doing lots of internal stuff too but it is the topical application where I have seen the tumor respond. It broke up into smaller peices, some of which are getting lumpier, bigger, some look like they are getting smaller. 

Unfortunately the overal size of the tumor is larger.

Still, I'm feeling great. The things I do to not feed the cancer, diet, supplements, etc have made the rest of me quite healthy. So I am feeling good and remain optomistic I will eventually beat this.


Thanks John,

Mine is left lymph node and left tonsil. It has grown a bit since the diagnosis last year, however, in the recent months the tonsil has not grown but I do see a white layer of skin in the back of my throat.

I have done many things, but recently have been doing the following.

Molassa/baking soda, Juicing 5 to 7 pounds of carrots daily, using the recommended cocktail of vit B17 with pancratic enzyme, DMG 15B, ZINC (CITRATE) all of which make the tumor and affected areas swell and hurt. But it's said it's because it's killing the cancer cells.

I just want to know if anything has been working for you recently that you havent posted?


On Feb 28, 2015 10:00 PM chalmj wrote:

I read the book "Cancer, the emperor of all maladies" as we discussed. I found it fascinating.

The key point, they never figured out how to treat cancer in the past and, in my opinion, they haven't figured out how to treat cancer in the present either. 

For centuries it was a black bile, then in the mid 20th century the radical surgeries, and the fascinating development of chemotherapy. 

Thanks for recommending the book. It verifies to me that we should consider a doctors recommended course of action as just one opinion. 

If the recommended course of action will have a significant impact on your health (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation) you need to do your own research! The final decision is yours.


Hi John, I am curious as to how you are doing today.

I was diagnosed with SSC in may of 2014. Overnight I switched my diet to high pH foods only and have been treating my condition with (on and off) high dose selenium. The diet is based off of the NORI Protocol. It's a Methianine restrictive diet.

I will post more but my main concern was how you were getting along...


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