Jan 10, 2003 - 1:51 pm
I was just diagnosed with squamous cell cancer at the base of the tongue. I have a small to mid-size tumor at the base of the tongue & 2 small nodes in the left side of the neck. My doctor wants to go in through the mouth to make an assessment. He has already recommended radiation & chemotherapy, & possibly Brachy therapy.
I would appreciate comments on your experience with the short & long-term effects of radiation & chemotherapy -- fatigue, dry mouth, trouble swallowing, tooth problems, etc. Thank you.