Diagnosis given and MDT appointment same day, stage is T3, radiotherapy will not work as it does not get into the cartilage and would only give 40% chance of cure, so my only option is surgery. If they have to remove too much I will be on permanent feeding tubes and possible voice box removal but this is worse case scenario. Speech therapist has to teach me how to swallow properly as this will likely cause aspiration of the lungs and I will get multiple chest infections. Pretty scary stuff. Possible radiotherapy after the op has healed to ensure all is gone but have to take it one day at a time.
Has anyone else got experience of cancer in this area. I have read some of the blogs on radiotherapy but was not prepared for this.
Surgery is planned for next Thursday 23rd May.