Oral cancer

Andrea55
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Oral cancer

Hi everyone. I'm booked for partial glossectomy (tongue removal) & right neck dissection in 2 days & I'm sooo scared! Has anyone had this cancer? What is post op recovery? Will I be able to eat & talk normally again? This is my 4th cancer, all primaries, no metastasis, but this operation has me the most concerned about my quality of life afterwards. 

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ActuariesDiseas
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Re: Oral cancer

I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you have a successful operation.

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Katekat
Cancer Council Team

Re: Oral cancer

Hi @Andrea55 and welcome!

 

How did the surgery go? I hope you are feeling as well as you can be at this point post-surgery 😘

 

You may also find this discussion thread incredibly useful: Your experience with side effects from head & neck cancer treatment (radiation / mucositis) 

 

-Kate

Cancer Council Online Community Manager

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