Treatment

Lessons to be Learned

Carcinoma of the tongue at a young age is a very deadly disease. The lessons learnt from unsuccesful treatments are presented in an attempt to help others be more aggressive from the start.

Fighting Cancer with Varian Technology

Varian offers various forms of radiotherapy delivery techniques. They include intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and the newest technique: Varian RapidArcT radiotherapy technology. Varian RapidArc combines the use of both IMRT and IGRT to deliver a treatment in less than two minutes.

Three Days After Eight Hour Surgery

Mike's surgery only shows on the outside but extensive work was done inside: palatectomy, partial pharyngectomy and a comprehensive radical left neck dissection.

The Feeding Tube

He also had a temporary tracheotomy and a feeding tube (PEG) put in place as well.