Source: RTT News
Date: November 30, 2012
After a long six-year battle, Aerosmith‘s Tom Hamilton is finally cancer free. The bassist was first diagnosed with tongue and throat cancer in 2006.
“I’m feeling really good,” Hamilton told BackstageAxxess.
“The doctor who treated me in 2009 said, ‘Listen, I can help you in a way that is going to preserve your way of life. But you’re going to have to come in here a lot afterwards for a long time.’ I said, ‘Sign me up!’ I go in there about every two to three months. I get looked at by having the doctor put a scope down my throat. It’s a nerve-wracking process, but I don’t have to worry about it for a couple of months and I’m feeling great.”
After he was originally treated in 2006, the cancer returned three years later, but now his doctor has given him the great news that another return is unlikely.
by RTT Staff Writer
This news story was resourced by the Oral Cancer Foundation, and vetted for appropriateness and accuracy.