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blitzbob`
Posts: 17
Joined: Jan 2003

Has anypone experienced the same regrets as myself I was daignosed with a minor salivary gland cancer under the tongue it was very small just a red mark and the bully consultant frightened me half to death with reports saying i would have a horroible death etc. I undert went surgery but no other treatmene I wa s62 and fit and healthy excerises regularly and taught part time. In a daze I agreed to surgery but how I wish I had not. Ive seen a report that some cancer are too lay to grow and mine would have been like that as i did not know it was there and in 7 months from the dentist discovery it had not moved at all I now realise that I could have said no and it is possible that it would have reamined dormant for many years especiall ywith my age a neckl dissection was done and there was no lymph gland involvment. Are there anyone else like myself who somehow knew they did not have invasive cancer and are annoyed

behrns
Posts: 2
Joined: Sep 2004

I don't have regrets yet, but my doctor seems to be pushing for "aggressive" treatment, neck dissection, etc,, and I don't know what all treatment I should reject. I have just a dime size sore in the cheek where a tooth has bothered for years. Biopsy called it superficially invasive well differentiated. I'm not too comfortable letting them do EVERYTHING they want.

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