20 Oral Cancer Blogs

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Ian

Ian
Bio: Currently, Chief Dental Officer of PeriRX
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: OSCC

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Amy

Amy
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma
Oral Cancer Symptoms: Sore teeth, and had a weird feeling on the roof of my mouth -- as if I burned it on some hot food.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partial Maxillectomy

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Joan

Joan
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: None

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Patti

Patti
Bio: I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in May 2009, stage 4. I decided to have the surgery first then radiation and erbitux which is a receptor for helping radiation work better. I was given the option of erbitux or traditional chemo Cisplatin. I chose the erbitux along with the radiation. I am 15 months out of…more
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Oral Cancer Symptoms: Hard lymph node on left side of neck
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Partial neck disection with lymph node removal, may 2009.

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Lynsee

Lynsee
Bio: My name is Lynsee, I am a 18 year freashman at WVU. I was diagnosed as a senior in high school in Oct 12' when I was 17 years old. An that's where it all began.
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma

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Vince

Vince
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma w/unknown primary right side neck
Oral Cancer Symptoms: Lump on right side of neck, no pain or irregularities involved
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 inch incission to remove lump x 2. No side effects.

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Cheryl De Luca

Cheryl De Luca
Bio: 45 year old actor, writer, and former nurse. Married to a wonderful hubby, with three adult children, all still in university. Living in Canada - with furry baby Rocco. Trying to get through radiation - day by day... :)
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma
Oral Cancer Symptoms: Chronic inflammation of tongue area - lateral left side - pain. 1.4x2.4 cm tumor.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Hemiglossectomy - with rebuild from a forearm flap - a left neck dissection 40 nodes removed. One node positive with ECE. Tumor removed with clear margins. No pain though I had a trache, for 5 days - Very frustrating - mostly numbness, stiffness, in neck, stitches in mouth, and drooling like a dog! Surgery 2/4/2011 released 2/14/2011.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 2 cisplatin 3/22/2011: nausea! and fatigue!

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Rlw

Rlw
Bio: On May 29, 2008 I was diagnosed with Tonsil Cancer. I have been blessed with a great life full of wonderful experiences, a caring family, a fabulous wife, outstanding children, good friends, and satisfying careers. Each day is truly: Another Day in Paradise
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma, oropharyngeal
Oral Cancer Symptoms: Constant sore throat drugs wouldn't touch, sore neck, ear ache and finally a lump behind my tongue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: None
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 3 total - week one - week three and week five easy to do - no issues during treatment lost my beard and hair - so I shaved it short to look like I did it on purpose - wore a crocheted cap - head was always cold.

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Brenda

Brenda
Bio: I am a mom of three beautiful daughters who have grown up and moved away from me, as well as two sons. I have 4 grandkis and one on the way. Also I have just gotten two more step grand sons. So my family is quite large. I only wish they were closer. I work full time at a garden…more
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
Oral Cancer Symptoms: Sores in my mouth that would not heal. I told my GP Dr three years ago I thought I have cancer and he laughed at me. Said it was hepries or gingivitus. I took his dumb treatments until my teeth strted moving around in my mouth and turn black. Went to a dentist who I owe so much money to…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: No surgery

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Stephen Lasky

Stephen Lasky
Cancer Type: Oral Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3C cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: squamous cell carcinoma: primary site tonsils. Stage 4a
Oral Cancer Symptoms: palpable lymph nodes

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