POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT Discloses Cancer Battle

23 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Former Poison drummer battling cancer.

“[In] June, I kind of got sick,” the 54-year-old shared on SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk Live on Monday. “I had this horrible cold, sore-throat thing, and they were scoping me and they were doing biopsies, and nothing was coming up.” “Finally a doctor at USC did a biopsy and took a look and he said, ‘I believe you have oral cancer.’ And what it was is a tumor at the base of my tongue,” he continued.“Where I’m at now is, I went last week for my follow-up,” Rockett said. “Both doctors said I’m doing excellent, and they both have excellent prognoses. Rocket said his diagnosis is similar to Bruce Dickinson’s, Michael Douglas’ and Tom Hamilton’s. “And two adjacent lymph nodes that it kind of … Normally, it does spread to the lymph nodes that’s typical.”

They both said they suspect that there won’t be, and so I’ve got fingers crossed.” “I did 35 rounds of radiation,” he said. “It was five days a week for seven weeks. I wanna beat it, so I’m just gonna go head first into this.’” “At the end of the day, it was really the worst thing that you can go through,” he said. “I’ve had a decent life. But it looks like it’s in remission.” News of his tongue cancer battle comes just months after Iron Maiden star Bruce Dickinson announced he had beaten tongue cancer, caused by the human papilloma virus.

I had 16 canker sores in my mouth at one time.” “I wanted to see how I would do with the treatment,” the rocker said. “I don’t want to hear anybody’s horror stories.

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