Apr 22, 2011 - 11:47 am
My mom was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago with Stage 4a base of tongue cancer. The tumor is 5cmx4cmx2cm. We are leaving for Mayo Clinic Monday for a 2nd opinion. However, if she sticks her tongue out it is noticably swollen on the left side (the side that the tumor affects). She said today her tongue feels more swollen and like she is choking. She is worried that going to Mayo and putting off starting treatment here in Peoria was a bad decision. Did anyone else have tongue swelling before they started treatment? The ENT said it could be lymphadema since her nodes in her neck are involved.