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9/29/2017 Latest post:
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place.
Tony has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Throat Cancer. It is a curable Cancer but the treatment is aggressive & difficult.
This all started about 6 months ago with a lump in Tony's throat. At the beginning of September he visited his Doctor & after several test, the large tumor on his tonsil was declared Stage 4 Throat Cancer. The cancer has spread to his tongue & one lymph node. (This is a good sign that it has only spread to one lymph node in his neck .)
Tony's treatment plan starts on Monday, October 2 at the Roger Maris Cancer Center. He will receive radiation 5 days a week for 7 weeks. He will also receive chemo therapy one day a week, for 7 weeks. The chemo therapy will take 6 hours. The radiation will kill the cancer but also will cause damage to the inside of his mouth. So after the 7 weeks the recovery time could be up to 2 years.
Tony has an excellent team of Doctors, Nurses & Staff that will follow him closely. We will post updates every couple of days.
Please keep Tony in your thoughts & prayers & send words of support & encouragement to him through this Caring Bridge site. Thank-you.