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Joel4
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Went to my 3 month appt expecting NED but getting a tongue biopsy instead.  It was my first visit without my wife as she had to stay home with our daughter who wasn't feeling well.

As soon as my doc started pokling around in my mouth I knew he saw something he didn't like.  A small little legion was visible on the lower left tongue way in back.  I got a shot in the mouth of numbing agent and then he maneuvered around for the biopsy.  He kept telling me to open wider and relax my tongue more (easier said than done!).

I now to get wait 3-5 business days for results.  He did say that he was just being cautious and that it can be any of a number of things.  It'll be a tough week so please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

This whole thing started well over 3 years ago when I was diagnosed SCC unknown primary.  I had surgery only due to a very positive pathology report. 

Hope you are all doing well in your fight and thanks for listening!

 

Joel

 

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TracyLynn72
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Praying that it's just a precaution and nothing is found!!  Keep us posted on the results.

boardwalkgirl
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Joined: Jun 2012

Joel, you will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers. Just remember it isn't cancer until they say it is cancer! I know it is tough but try to keep positive thoughts. You have alll of us pulling for you!

 

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CivilMatt
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Joel,

Sounds like you have a sharp eyed ENT.  Try to relax and stay positive.

Hopes and prayers are with you.

Matt

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CherieLW
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Joined: May 2013

Joel,

Praying for you and hopefully this is just nothing!  Hang in there and have faith!  I'll be thinking of you and your family.

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sin9775
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The wait is rough, we all know that.  Try to find peace in knowing so many are praying for you.

~S~

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Joel4
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I had my biospy on thursday and was supposed to wait 3-5 business days for a call BUT my doc called me at work yesterday.

I was very relieved when he told me it was a benign papilloma (wart).  As you can all imagine I was so relieved, it is such an amazing feeling to get good test results back after being so nervous.

God was faithful as always and the support from my family, friends, and you wonderful people is so important and I am grateful for you all.

I was so overcome with emotion when talking with my doc on the phone that I actually uttered the words " I love you dude".  I am mortified that I said that, I never say dude.  Thankfuly I don't go back for 6 months so hopefuly he will forget that I said that.

I called my wife from work and we both quietly cried a little bit.  Of course I have to explain that the good news is no cancer but the bad news is oral warts.  I don't really get this whole HPV thing.  My wife and I have been together for 17 years she is the most faithful person you can imagine and we both have a very boring PG sexual history and now I'm sporting oral warts. I have no doubt that I brought the HPV into the mix so I am very thankful that my wife has so far tested negative and is perfectly healthy.  Don't get me wrong though the most important thing I heard yesterday was the word benign.

Well thanks again for the prayers and I am praying for you too!

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peggylulu
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I know the relief you felt getting to hear the word benign !

Peggy

katenorwood
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I am so glad it wasn't a reoccurrance !  I agree this HPV thing is confusing but not unheard of.  Have you asked about any oral medications that can and will help with this ?  I can't think of the names of them off hand, my daughter uses them daily.  I'm keeping only good thoughts for you and your family !   Katie

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Joel4
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Well Katie, my doc only spotted one and he completely removed it so based on what he said I should be all set but I will research that.

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TracyLynn72
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happy to hear the good news!!!  :)

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sin9775
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Congratulations on your great news. Such a relief.

 

"I love you dude . . . I never say dude".  That is so great!!!   I bet it just made his day, it made mine.

 

Praying you stay healthy.

 

~S~

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hwt
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Awesome news, dude :-)

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Tim6003
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Man that is such great news.  And I didn't even get to say I was gonna whisper a prayer, dole out words of encouragement...lol....

 

I am happy for you ...that is great ....We all know the relief you feel ...God bless you !

 

Tim

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longtermsurvivor
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worrying about where this papilloma came from.  Fewer than 10% of oral papillomas are HPV 16.  Most of them are caused by several HPV subtypes that have absolutely nothing to do with anything sexual, or with the virus that causes oral cancer. 

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debbiejeanne
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joel, so happy for the great news!  i'm glad the doc called u right away, that was considered not 2 let u wait.  heres 2 more good reports in the future.

dj

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Skiffin16
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Totally late for the party...

But I'll still offer up my thoughts and prayers for many more good reports, and those future NED's...

John

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