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SCC of left oral tongue and floor of mouth

nicki74
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Joined: Feb 2010

my father was diagnosed with left oral tongue cancer and it is also on the floor of his mouth.. has anyone out there had any experience with this? the doctor said it was rare, it only accounts for about 3% of oral cancer, now i have come across so much information and spoke with different people on this board regarding tongue cancer, but its the floor of the mouth that i would like to get some information about from some survivors..

thank you again!

nicki

Becky-Eddie
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2010

My husband has been diagnosed with scc right side tongue and floor of mouth cancer he was diagnosed in Jan and after finally getting in to MUSC hospital in Charleston SC we hope things will go better now. My husband is having a hard time dealing with the pain his teeth are falling out but Monday 15 he is set to have the rest of them pulled. And is going to have surgery unless something keeps him from doing that like his health he has heart trouble and lung problems also has to be checked out by there dr`s there March 16. So I hope you get information you need. Good luck to you and your father, Becky

nicki74
Posts: 55
Joined: Feb 2010

hi, yes thank you for your response! my dad was diagnosed february 1, and spoke with a Cancer team at Rush on the 17th, the following week he had an appt with the dentist at Rush, and the following Tue, he had 9th teeth pulled, a trach put in and a feeding tube.. he will start induction chemo on the 15th... i have met some really amazing people on here, who are all survivors.. the road is tough, but worth it..

Best of luck to you and your husband and PLEASE keep me posted!

Thank you!

nicki

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ygfilart
Posts: 11
Joined: Feb 2010

Hi, i was diagnosed in Aug last year w/tongue cancer SCC on the right side. I had surgery in Sept and about a fourth of my tongue was removed. Unfortunately the cancer spread to almost my entire tongue by January this year and doctors said there was no other way but to cut off my entire tongue because the cancer might spread to my lymph nodes. Before deciding to do so, i asked around and surfed the net and found out about this cancer hospital in china. It is very popular in the Philippines (where I live) because a lot of cancer patients have been treated successfully. So I flew right away. I am on my second visit now and doing nano and general chemotherapy. I am very thankful to have found this hospital. My tongue was saved and I can eat and speak well. The treatments done to me are not what you might call alternative. They are all scientifically proven. If it will help, try and look up FUDA Cancer Hospital.

Yllette

nicki74
Posts: 55
Joined: Feb 2010

hi thank you for sharing that with me.. the doctors did give my father the first option of: removal of his tongue, voicebox, and jaw.. hmm we decided to go with the chemo/radiation.. he will start induction chemo on monday and with that they are hoping that it will shrink the tumor a significant amount.. there is a "trace" of the cancer in his left lymphnode.. if the chemo/radiation does not get rid of trace in lymphnode, they will remove it.. so i definitely think you did the right thing in deciding to do future research..

best of luck to you! please keep me posted!

nicki

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