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Next week we will be holding a webchat with Cancer Information Nurse Specialist Josie Buchan about head and neck cancers.
Josie will be answering questions live in the chatroom on Wednesday 11 July, 12-1pm. Join us to ask about different types of head and neck cancer, symptoms, and about how to deal with the problems associated with these cancer types, such as difficulty eating or speaking.
Head and neck cancers include mouth cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, oropharyngeal cancer, paranasal sinus cancer and salivary gland cancer.
If you’d like to ask a question, but you can’t make it to the chat, post your question in the comments below and I’ll ask it for you. The questions and answers will be published here on the Community News Blog after the chat.
I have a question for Nurse Josie, as follows :
Four years ago I had extensive surgery to remove a squamous cell carcinoma from the floor of my mouth which involved a neck dissection and a flap replacement to my mouth ( twenty fractions of radiotherapy followed ) However, although my Consultant explained that any numb feelings to the sides of my tongue and lower lip are due to the treatment they don't say if it will ever return. So even after all this time are the nerve endings still trying to heal themselves or is this something I will have to live with ? Thank you.
Thanks for your question, I'll ask the nurse in next week's webchat and let you know what she says.
Thank you, Laura ........ appreciate that as I'm afraid that I can't handle the webchat things very well at all !
Hello Laura and Nurse Josie,
I was diagnosed with cancer of the glotis and supraglotis late in 2011.
I started treatment in January this year with 35 x RT treatments plus 3 x Chemo sessions.
I have a lack of saliva (dry mouth) and sensitive hearing issues.
Are these problems likely to be long term please?
Hi Pat, if you want to come and ask your question live in the chat now, the chatroom is here: http://community.macmillan.org.uk/CuteSoft_Client/CuteChat/Channel.aspx?Place=Lobby-4
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