Oral Cancer

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I have a cousin in India Mumbai who has recently been diagnosed with oral cancer '  cervical lymph node metastasis of squmous carcinoma of tongue' , I took this from one of his recent tests that he had done.

Naturally family all worried, he is 40 married with a young son, family have opted to go for immunotherapy treatment when I spoke to his younger brother my cousin the other day he asked me to try and get some more information if possible from here and that is why I have joined this group to see if others have been through similar diagnosis and treatment that may be of some comfort/useful on his my cousin's recovery journey.

Last week he had his first immunotherapy session and prior to that he had surgery to his tong and neck area as many bad cells as they could find, doctors have said some cancer has spread to his brain and from what I understand it is at stage 3.

I would be very grateful to get replies from people who have had similar experiences journeys, thanks.

Just to add he has been a hemophiliac since birth.

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the Macmillan Community but sorry to hear about your cousin diagnosis. 

    A cancer diagnosis in the family can be such a challenging and stressful time but getting support from others who are dealing with the ‘exact same' cancer type or support challenges will help you a lot……. I have a completely different type of cancer and treatment journey.

    The New to Community is like our reception desk where we try to direct you to the best part of the Community for you to get support. The Community is actually divided into dedicated Support Groups (Discussion Rooms) so can I recommend you join and post in our dedicated……

    Head and neck cancer

    Brain, secondary tumours

    …… support groups. This group is a safe places to talk to others who may have a similar diagnosis, treatment experience, to ask questions and get support from family members who are navigating the same support journey.

    As for the practical and emotional challenges of supporting your cousin and indeed yourself you may benefit from joining and posting in our……

    Family and Friends

    ……. support group where you will connect with a wide range of members navigating the exact same support challenges.

    To connect with a group click on the “Bold Italic Links” I have created above …… then once the group page opens click in the [ Black - Click to Join - Banner ] that appears at the bottom of the page and this will then confirm that you have joined the group.

    When you are ready……. you can introduce yourself by putting up your very own post by clicking [ + Create new post] or [ + ] in the top right of the group page.

    You can copy and paste the text from this post into your new post.

    You may find it helpful to call the Macmillan Support Line open 8am-8pm (timings may differ across services) 7 days a week on 0808 808 00 00. This service provides cancer information, practical information, emotional support or just a listening ear.

    We also have our Ask an Expert section but do allow 3 working days for a reply.

    Do get back to me if you need further help navigating the community.

    Mike (Thehighlander)

    It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela

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  • Hi Mike,

    Thanks for your warm welcome and directions, I have now joined both forums and posted the same message and will see how it goes.

    I hope things are getting better for you and wish you a speedy recovery to full health again.