Nov 22, 2009 - 1:06 pm
On December 2, 2009, I am going to have the cancer on my tongue removed, as well as a selective neck dissection. This may be vain, but I am worried about the scar that the selective neck dissection will leave. I'm twenty three years old and the thought of waking up every day to a reminder of the cancer scares me. My surgical oncologist is going to have a plastic surgeon close, but I am still concerned. Its a minor thing compared to the cancer itself but it still bothers me.
Can anyone give me an idea of how it will look and any recommendations on how to minimize the scar?