Today it has been confirmed that I do have cancer. I found out a week ago there was a 4 * 3 cm Tumor in my Throat. The prognosis was unclear until today. The good news is my chance of survival is good (80%).
They type of cancer I have is Squamous Cell Carcinoma, -Oropharyngeal –Tonsil. Almost certainly virally related (Human Papilloma Virus) HPV.
I seem to be lucky that although it is big it has not spread and given that I have not smoked, am young and have healthy lungs they should be able to operate. Treatment plan to be worked out next Tuesday and neck and throat clinic.
Below is a cross section of Pet Scan showing where the cancer is.