Patient Stories 2015-10-09 Hector's Advanced Tonsil Cancer Main Article Content Breadcrumb navigation All/Patient Stories/Hector Nunez Conquered Advanced Tonsil Cancer It pays to have doctors who know life is a marathon. Exceptional care every step of the way. The word “determined” doesn’t begin to describe Hector Nuñez or his team of Northwestern Medicine specialists. After minimally invasive laser surgery to treat advanced tonsil cancer, followed by radiation and chemotherapy, Hector resolved to still run in the Chicago Marathon. His oncologist ran with him and Hector crossed the finish line with his doctor at his side. To hear more about minimally invasive tonsil cancer treatment at Northwestern Medicine and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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