Jun 23, 2009 - 9:33 am
being brand new to this cancer thing, i'm hoping to gather information. researching on line is doable and important yet i yearn to cut to the chase if possible!
my mom was diagnosed with tongue cancer in march. since, she's had it removed (surgery) and is recovering at home. radiation (5x week) is next.... then, another surgery for thyroid cancer.
is there anyone out there who can share information about what to expect with all this? my greatest frustration is not knowing all the terminology and procedures. up to this point, it's one big whirlwind and we've simply done what the docs told us we had to do. we haven't been given any paperwork describing her diagnosis with terms, etc. that i can look up to understand. i see everyone talking about stages and cancer-type terms and plans-- i'm not talking the talk and need to learn!