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mucoepidermoid carcinoma

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My Mom just got diagnosed with mucoepidermoid (intermediate) carcinoma of the salivary gland. .
I would like to correspond with someone who has somewhat same situation. They are planning a neck
resection later this month, with follow-up radiation. I am very afraid for her.

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Cheryl, I posted a somewhat detailed reply to you in the mouth cancer forum. Jackie

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Hi, my husband was diagnost with same , had surgery from 3 months ago, is very scary , no radiation had negative margins , is home recovery is well and that is all , just 1 month, then 6 months follow up , is anybody in the same situation? it seems not fair, how they keep it in control ? What am I suppose to do , any extra test to be done? My husband is in his early 40 , is really scary i donot know how to get trough ... Thanks a lot if somebody is in the same situations pls maybe we can communicate , 

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14 years old.  I think if you start a new thread of your own, you will get more response.


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Thanks, i am do new and scared is my first, 

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Welcome ken12

You are in a good place here, yes many of us have or had neck resection surgery. 

From what you have posted here it sounds like your husband is doing terrific. 

Can I suggest finding also a local cancer survivors group that you can attend. There is no equal to the value of being able to share with others that have gone before us. The groups are in  most towns, it took me a while to find mine. Start if you don't already know where to go by calling your local American Cancer Society, they may be able to steer you in the right direction?

If no results, your local cancer affilitated Dr's, oncologists, or ent should be able to help you find your local group. It makes me feel better every meeting I attend, you will be welcome there as well. 

The survivor groups are not just for the people that have cancer, it is for those that have suffered from it, be it loved ones, the afflicted or anyone that needs the help and comaraderie of the group. 

Keep coming back here and there and you will find things that help. No matter what, part of our journey we have to walk alone, but for the rest there is some very helpful company.

Head and neck SCC is one of the more survivable cancers, thank God. 

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Hello, I'm Italian and I'm so sorry but I use the online translator.

I had a low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma in a minor salivary gland in the retromolar area.

The surgery was in 2012 and I was 48 years old.

No therapy but only periodic checks every 4/6 months now.

Every year I do an MRI and nothing else.

Do not worry it is a tumor not aggressive and has a very high percentage

  of total cure.

How are you now?

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Hi, I am better, thank you for the good news Ican say they really help , we doing ok need to have 6 months appointment  in June , we have to go along with life no ? all good , M. All the best to you too 

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Hello, I must also make checks forever ... for me the next visit will be in October.

Good day to you!

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