It has been confirmed today that I have a 2cm tumor on the base of my tounge!!! I am 25 & have to young children & just cannot believe this is happening to me. I have smoked in the past but never alot (1 or 2 a day) & not for the last 3yrs.
The good news is that they Drs think it is a low grade tumor & slow growing, they think it could have been there for yrs & it is only by chance they found it. I went in for surgery on another neck problem I have & they found it when they put me to sleep & tried to put my breathing tube in, pure chance & luck I suppose.
I have been having symptoms for aprox 3yrs including difficulty swallowing, increasing pain when drinking cold drinks, ear aches & only recently a feeling & taste of mucus in my mouth. The Drs do not know how many of these symptoms have been caused by my other condition (Eagles Syndrom) as they are almost the same.
I am told this condition is very rare, doesnt usually occur in people my age & is normally in the glands & not just at the base of the tounge.
I would be greatful to anybody who could give me their experience & knowledge on this Cancer as I am still pretty much in the dark.