Apr 19, 2013 - 1:39 pm
Hi all, its me "first IDC now SCC. Well I had my surgery on my lower lip and chin with neck dissection on Wed for the oral SCC. I will have 36 rad treatments when I am healed, the rad onc said in about three wks. When he was explaining the head and neck mold and mask fitting I thought my husband was going to pass out.... I can't talk or eat but have managed the art of putting the straw far enough back in my mouth that I can use the back of my tongue to take in liquids:) The surgeon did a pretty good job from what I can tell in giving me a normal looking lower lip, not to sure about my chin yet. Any adivise on the rads? The rad onc said I would start to feel systems about two weeks in and then the worst of it would be three weeks after my last one. I'm scared that's for sure. I have alreads been through the chemo ordeal with the IDC.
I am also getting a lung biopsy next week, they found two noduels and the CT scan doesn't look good. They are thinking that if that is positive, its most likely my breat cancer has metastasized. I just can't believe I have had two seperate cancer diagnosis in 8 months and now maybe my lungs. Geez...it's a bit much to handle.