Tongue cancer

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RE: Tongue cancer

by Carolin on Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:02 PM

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Thanks so much I will

RE: Tongue cancer

by Carolin on Tue Oct 17, 2017 01:20 AM

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Thank you I had my last radiation Aug 2 and I am a little hoarse and some sore throat my taste is slow have no teeth so waiting on surgeon to say ok will keep you posted I go to surgeon November 29

RE: Tongue cancer

by cagy2 on Tue Oct 17, 2017 01:58 AM

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Hi Carolin,

  You are just getting started but the hardest part is over.  My throat closed up completely about 6 months after radiation.  Took 3 dilations to get to 15 and with the scarring that's about as much as it will stretch.  How long have your teeth been out?  I had my back teeth pulled before radiation-they were in the way.  After two more years they all had to come out becuse of the radiation.  No teeth for over two months so my bones would settle down, otherwise they wouldn't fit after awhile.  Just as tight now after 3+ years but they do affect the way I think I speak.  Others don't notice it tho.  My taste never fully recovered but I have had cancer twice in my tongue and throat.  Over 60 radiations  WOW!   Sending to my email is better for me because there are so many messages I get lost.  Thanks for the shout out,   John    cagy2@     AOL.com

RE: Tongue cancer

by TIG2016 on Tue Oct 17, 2017 04:31 AM

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Hey Carolin

I was reading through the board and saw your post.  It will get better slowly. Yes-- the feeling of depression and the sense of being beat up by the treatment is very real. However--your physical symtoms and mental ones will slowly improve.

I will be one year out the end of this month and still struggle at times more mental than physical. I read the board for advice and will ask a question of one of the veterans of the board when I need too. Please post and come here for any advice.  Most of us have been exactly where you have been. Helping in any way is what this forum is for

God Bless--TIG

RE: Tongue cancer

by Carolin on Tue Oct 17, 2017 05:25 AM

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Thanks so much
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