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squamous cell carcinoma of nasal septum

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Joined: Dec 2003

I am a 32 year old female, in the UK and I have just been told that I have squamous cell carcinoma of my nasal septum.It has eaten away much of my septum and spread out into some other nasal areas.It has also eaten away at the bone above my 2 front teeth and into my hard palate.I have been given the choice of having just radiotherapy or having surgery followed by radiotherapy.If I have surgery, I am told they will remove my nose, part of my lip and that I will lose my 2 front teeth and more bone from my palate. I need more answers about both options but am concerned as no mention has been made about nasal reconstruction.Only that I would have a nasal prosthesis put in. I would love to hear from anyone else who has had this kind of cancer (as i am told it is very rare) and who would be able to tell me about the treatment they received and if they were successfully reconstructed after surgery.In particular, I am keen to know if anyone had just radiotherapy, without surgery and experienced success with that.

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Joined: Apr 2004

Hi Melly,
I have had a very similar experience since 1997 with Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma. I would like to know how you are doing. I lost my nose in Nov 2000 and wear a prosthetic sculpted at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan, USA.
You may reach me at Rhinonixx@aol.com or here If you wish. There is life after cancer, I am witness to it. Write me.

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Joined: May 2006

I am a female 50ish and have the same thing. I have had op and radio/chemo. I see your posting is old so maybe your not using this site anymore. I would love to hear how your doing if you get this. As I am not sure how to use this site i will give you my email as well tricia_halcyon@yahoo.co.uk Bi Tricia

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