Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton normally slaps the bass in rock songs, but this song is a message to his throat and tongue cancer.
In 2006, Hamilton underwent chemotherapy and radiation for tongue-base cancer, but three years later, his cancer came back and extended into his voice-box.
That's when he turned to Doctor Steven Zeitels for a non-traditional way to try and remove the cancer from the tongue base.
Since Tom had already undergone radiation and chemotherapy, radical surgery was his only option, but that could leave his voice and breathing passage permanently damaged.
Since Doctor Zeitels has had great success treating vocal cord cancer with the Green-Light KTP Laser, Tom decided to be the first person to try the unique approach in the tongue base.
The KTP laser emits a green light, which is concentrated in the extra blood running through the cancer.
Doctor Zeitels cautions not everyone is a candidate for the unique laser surgery.
A major advantage of the laser is it can be done repeatedly as new benign or malignant lesions are found.
Tom feels Doctor Zeitels' laser procedure saved his voice and his life.
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