Rikki Rockett cancer free but not cured until five years of remission

Rikki Rockett cancer free but not cured until five years of remission

Rikki Rocket, patient interview

Poison and Devil City Angels‘ drummer Rikki Rockett has been declared “cancer free” but will not be considered “cured” until he completes five years of remission.

The Look What The Cat Rode In website states:

“After a grueling year of me fighting cancer, I was finally given the “Cancer Free” words this past Wednesday. I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the base of tongue with two associated lymph nodes. I underwent 9 rounds of chemo and 35 rounds of radiation only to discover that the cancer had shrunk on the base of tongue only mildly, but had spread to the other lymph nodes on the other side and on the side of my tongue. Options: 1. Remove the tongue. 2. More regular chemo (it doesn’t last usually) 3. Try a new immunotherapy drug that might work. I choose #3.

I underwent immunotherapy treatment at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. (www.sandiegouniontribune.com) At week #9 I was 90% cancer free and now, 18 weeks later I am fully cancer free! (Press)

Rikki Rockett photo 2I am not cured and those words are given only after 5 years of remission, but it’s a huge step in the right direction. Immunotherapy drug response is usually a durable response. I will continue on the trial for quite sometime and I feel it’s a small price to pay to be cancer free and have the odds staked in my favor of remaining that way.

This all means it’s time to get back to work on obvious things like my family, Jiu-Jitsu, drums and of course music. However, it also means it’s time to enjoy my Moto lifestyle! I have officially launched a store praising the love of all things Moto. “Fallen Angel Customs” So far, I have a few T-Shirts, shop rags and stickers. I will be adding hand crafted items and more designs over time.

The Cat is back and happy! Let’s drag some fun in!”