Hi there and welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time. Around mid January 2022, Scott was diagnosed with Stage 3 Oropharyngeal Cancer, specifically metastatic squamous cell carinoma located under his tongue and in his neck. If you'd like to learn more about this type of cancer, you can find it on this website: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12180-oropharyngeal-cancer.
Since his diagnosis he has had a pacemaker put in to stabilize his heart, undergone a very complicated three and a half hour neck surgery on the left side of his neck to remove many cancerous lymph nodes. There are still other small cancerous lymph nodes remaining around the neck area on the right side. He is scheduled to begin chemo and radiation March 23rd, 2022.
Scott remains hopeful that treatment will be effective and grateful for the amazing medical team and the wonderful community of support he has already received from friends and family via thoughtful messages and phone calls, and supportive words via Facebook. We understand that many are looking for ways to help and we will keep you posted on the ways in which you can help us out during these difficult times. In the meantime, we appreciate your prayers , support, words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.