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Hi, I have just been diagnosed with throat cancer, the consultant told me it is on my vocal cords and is pretty confident that he can remove most of it with surgery and then radiotherapy to get the remainder. Can anyone please help me to understand what I am going to experience?

  • Hi   I hope Paul doesn’t mind but I’ll tag him as he’s just finished just this  

    If you click on the following link you can read some of his posts. 
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    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

    I wrote a blog about my cancer. just click on the link below 

    https://todaymycoffeetasteslikechristmasincostarica.com 

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  • Thank you, I really need as much info on this as possible to enable me to prepare for the fight

  • How much info have you had from your consultants? Have you any dates for starting treatment? 

    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

    I wrote a blog about my cancer. just click on the link below 

    https://todaymycoffeetasteslikechristmasincostarica.com 

    Macmillan Support Line - 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week between 8am-8pm

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  • I have a pre op appointment on the 17th so hopefully surgery soon after

  • Take pen and paper in with you, or even record the session in your phone. Take somebody with you to hear things you miss. I took my husband and between us we managed to get everything understood. Ask if you don’t. Make sure they explain everything to you. 
    You can make a list of questions before you go in. Things to ask in no particular order. How long will recovery from surgery be? Will I be in hospital and for how long? What about pain relief? Will be able to eat/speak? 
    When will I start radiotherapy and how l many sessions will I have? 
    That will do for a start. 
    Once a plan is in place it really does become easier, though the treatment is a real challenge. 

    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

    I wrote a blog about my cancer. just click on the link below 

    https://todaymycoffeetasteslikechristmasincostarica.com 

    Macmillan Support Line - 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week between 8am-8pm

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