Poison's Rikki Rockett Celebrates One Year Of Being Cancer Free

03-10-2017
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As Poison drummer Rikki Rockett gears up for the band's long awaited return to the road, he celebrated a major milestone this week with the 1st anniversary of being cancer free.

Rockett underwent experimental treatment for his oral cancer and he reported via a social media post on Wednesday (March 8th) that it continues to be effective.

He shared with fans, "One year ago today I started a clinical trial for immunotherapy one week after my daughter, Lucy's 3rd birthday. I was faced with oral cancer that was not responding to radiation or chemo.

"My decisions: 1.) Have surgery that would render me unable to ever speak again. 2.) Try a different chemo that would only buy me time. 3.) Try a clinical trial of a new drug combination of immunotherapy. However, if it didn't work, it might be too late to change course and save me.

"I rolled the dice and began a trial at UCSD Moore's Cancer Center led by Dr. Ezra Cohen and Dr. Sandip Patel. Leaders in the immunotherapy field. Dr. Cohen was the lead Dr. for Head and Neck Cancer. I was more scared than I have ever been, but nine weeks later when I got my first PET/CT/MRI the cancer had shrunk over 90%!!! A mere nine weeks later I was 100% cancer free on July 13th, one day before my son, Jude's 7th birthday.

"One year later I am still cancer free and preparing for the Poison 2017 30th anniversary tour. I have Dr. Cohen, Dr. Patel, Tony Le, my amazing girlfriend Tc Smith, my friend Cortni Miller and the all the fantastic staff at UCSD Moore's Cancer center and last but certainly not least, God to thank. My little girl Lucy would touch my neck and say, "All gone Daddy" almost every day. It was gone…"

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