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March 06, 2009

Peter Tork

Pter Tork, ex of the Monkees, has announced that he's suffering from a rare form of cancer. Well, the cancer that Tork's got isn't so rare, it's where the cancer is that is rare. It's part of his tongue. Fortunately for Peter Tork's likely survival odds, the cancer itself is relatively well understood so the prognosis is good.

U.S. musician and singer Peter Tork, known for his work with the popular band The Monkees, says he is suffering from a rare form of head and neck cancer.

The 67-year-old performer announced on his Web site this week that he has been diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, which is affecting the lower region of his tongue.

It's a bad news, good news situation, Tork said on his Web site. It's so rare a combination (on the tongue) that there isn't a lot of experience among the medical community about this particular combination. On the other hand, the type of cancer it is, never mind the location, is somewhat well known, and the prognosis, I'm told, is good.

As you might imagine the news of Peter Tork's illness has been flying around the blogs and the press. Here's a sampling of some of those other stories.

Peter Tork, Former Member of The Monkees, Fighting Rare Cancer
By JR Raphael
Peter Tork, a former member of The Monkees, is battling a rare form of cancer in his head and neck, he has announced. The cancer, known as adenoid cystic carcinoma, was found on the lower region of Tork's tongue.


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Peter Tork, ex-Monkee, Has Rare Cancer
By Iria
Peter Tork, 67, a former member of 1960's band The Monkees, has a rare form of head and neck cancer, he has revealed on his website.


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Tork says he hopes to play a planned June gig with his new band. Peter Tork, a former member of 1960s group The Monkees, has a rare form of head and neck cancer, he has revealed. He disclosed the news on his website on Tuesday but has ...

“I have cancer”, Peter Tork reveals « The Mixtress Online
By The Mixtress
67-year old former Monkee Peter Tork is in the early stages of a rare head and neck cancer (currently being treated on the underside of his tongue) called adenoid cystic carcinoma. The prognosis is said to be good, following surgery and ...

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Monkee Peter Tork has cancer : TV Tonight
By David Knox
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5: Peter Tork Has Cancer
By noreply@blogger.com (Kiko Jones)
Best known as the bassist for '60s pop idols, The Monkees, actor/musician Peter Tork has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma, which affects the tongue and the neck. Prognosis is said to be good for ...

ippimail.com » Blog Archive » Monkee Peter Tork has rare cancer
Peter Tork, a former member of 1960s group The Monkees, is suffering from a rare form of head and neck cancer, he discloses. Read the full article (BBC News | Entertainment | UK Edition). This entry was posted on Friday, March 6th, ...


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Tork suffering from rare form of cancer
LONDON, March 6 (UPI) -- US musician and singer Peter Tork, known for his work with the popular band The Monkees, says he is suffering from a rare form of head and neck cancer. The 67-year-old performer announced on his Web site th...

Former Monkees member says he has cancer - Kansas City Star
Peter Tork, a former member of the 1960s pop group the Monkees, says he has a rare form of head and neck cancer, but the prognosis is good.

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Former Monkees member Peter Tork has revealed he has a rare form of head and neck cancer, but the prognosis is good. ... Former Monkee Peter Tork has revealed he has cancer. pa.press.net ...

Showbiz - News - Monkees guitarist battling rare cancer - Digital Spy
Monkees guitarist Peter Tork has been diagnosed with a rare form of head and neck cancer. The musician and actor said that he has a slow-growing form of the disease called Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Although the cancer is normally found ...

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By Darwen Reporter
Former Monkees guitarist Peter Tork, whose name attracted thousands of local music fans, has been diagnosed with a rare form of head and neck cancer. The musician and actor, 67, said he has a slow-growing form of head and neck cancer. ...

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On the BIO channel they did a show about The Monkees and how it all started back in the day and I noticed that when Peter was speaking the bottom part of his mouth did not look wright and he had trouble forming the words when he was talking. Back when the Monkees started in season one Peters teeth were crooked and in the season two he had had them straightened out with the money he made from the Monkees show. So I hope everthing goes well for him.

Posted by: ellen | Mar 8, 2009 8:07:49 PM

I just became Peter Tork's friend on facebook and it rocks to read his updates! He's on Inside Edition soon and he's out of the hospital and working on a summer tour but he has to do radiation first (yuk). My prayers go to Peter Tork and all cancer victims! Here's Peter on fb if you want to hear what he says about having cancer

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1435816993&ref=profile

Posted by: Hannah J. | Mar 24, 2009 3:26:26 PM