April is head and neck cancer awareness month! Be aware of the causes and symptoms, summarized in the graphic at the bottom. For me, it was a swollen lymph node below my jaw that didn’t resolve after antibiotics. It was negative on a needle biopsy and was finally diagnosed when it started growing out of […]

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post about my three month PET scan results. Toward the end of the post, I told a story about buying a huge package of earplugs the first time I went through cancer treatments, which prompted the thought: “Will I live long enough to use all these earplugs?” […]

Today marks three weeks since I finished chemoradiation. Objectively, I can compare where I am now to where I was last week and say that I’m recovering. It’s slow going though, slow enough that sometimes it feels like it’s not happening. You keep “cooking” for two weeks after you have radiation (not unlike when you […]