Aug 29, 2013 - 5:25 pm
My mom was recently diagnosed with oral cancer. She has yet to begin treatment. She had one tumor removed, but she also has another large one inside of her cheek and now she finally tells us that she has some cancer cells on her throat (upper part) and the roof of her mouth. She seems pretty secretive about it all. I asked her what stage she has and she said that they don't know yet (is that possible?)
She protested against having a feeding tube, but the Doctor made her (which I am glad), because I highly doubt she will be able to eat if she has to have radiation in all of those areas. My questions are, what can I do for her? Are the radiation treatments very painful? What type of questions should we ask the doctor?
Thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions.