I too am a survivor of SCC, except mine was floor of mouth, I had a resection with a flap from my forearm to replace the deficit in March 2013 with no chemo or radiation needed. I had a lymph node recurrence in Sept 2013 which was treated by a right side radical neck dissection followed by 6 rounds of chemo and 33 rads. I finished treatment 23/12 and am recovering well. I am just about on a full diet but some foods are harder than others due to lack of saliva (thanks radiation). I lost 34kgs during treatment and would have been more if I didn't have a PEG tube.
Send me a message if you want to chat.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.