Mark Coote

First post: 11/21/2016 Latest post: 6/1/2017
Welcome to Caringbridge.org, a sensational website for those who are undergoing treatment (thanks Deb). It allows the patient to keep a journal of their progress over time and allows those who are interested to log on anytime to get the latest updates. Please feel free to leave messages or even ask  questions (I have alot of time on my hands).

Welcome to my journey!

 Let me start with the clinical analysis after an MRI, CT Scans and a
biopsy.

Clinical Analysis

Diagnosis: 
Metastatic  Squamous Carcinoma of the Oralpharynx (upper portion of the throat).

Areas Impacted:
Right Tonsil, lymph nodes on both sides of my neck, mediastinum (upper and
lower abdomen) and both lungs.

Cause: 
HPV16

Stage:
4c or T2N2cM1

Prognosis: 
Hopeful (I think I might need a little divine intervention :)

Diagnosed: 
September 27, 2016

Radiation Treatment Commenced: 
November 23, 2016 - December 6


Clinical Study commencement date:
January 16, 2017 

Recommended Article: 
http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/10/19/hpv-related-oral-cancers-have-risen-dramatically-in-men-canadian-cancer-society.html

Work Status:
Sick leave (Short Term Disability)

Patient Status:
High in spirit and resolve! Looking forward to the weight loss :)

Please check for any new journal enteries which I plan to post once or twice per week) starting November 21.

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