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Tongue cancer laser surgery

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous

I had my laser surgery for Tongue cancer at the end of March no other treatment needed, my tongue has just started to hurt from where I had the cancer removed,


Do you think I need to get in touch with my doctor my next follow up appointment is July 5th or just wait till my appointment 

Ellen M-Macmillan
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Anonymous

I had my laser surgery for Tongue cancer at the end of March no other treatment needed, my tongue has just started to hurt from where I had the cancer removed,

Do you think I need to get in touch with my doctor my next follow up appointment is July 5th or just wait till my appointment 

Hi

It’s not uncommon to have pain after laser surgery but this usually happens after surgery and tends to settle down rather than start 3 months later.

We would advice that you get in touch with your doctor and see if they want to review you sooner so that they can assess why you’re starting to get pain. If you have a Nurse Specialist or key worker you could contact then for advice.

 

Please get back in touch if you need anything.

Best wishes,

Ellen (Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist)