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James

James
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma.....related HPV
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Continuous lt ear pain.

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Corky

Corky
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: partial glossectomy,reconstruction from left forearm, neck dissection, Dec 8th, 2015

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Nic

Nic
Bio: A computer engineer with aspirations in radio
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 1 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Head and neck
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Very sore ulcer type lesion on the right middle side of my tongue, plus a tickling in my right ear
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Glossectomy. Required tracheotomy. Tumour cut away, and a flap from my left arm and wrist reconstructed my tongue. Skin graft from stomach to replace missing wrist tissue. Various teeth removed. Lymph nodes in neck removed. February 2010. 12 hour operation and was in high dependency unit for 2 days, spent 3 weeks in hospital in total, I made a quick…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: No chemotherapy.

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Donna

Donna
Bio: Tongue cancer survivor. Dx'ed at the age of 34 in 1990. Recurrence 1998. StageIV.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Sore under tongue that would not go away. Not painful. Went to three different dentists who were not concerned since I was young and not a drinker or smoker.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 1990 - removal of the sore and I was good to go. 1997 - Hemmiglossectomy with donor site from Right arm, Radical neck, healed for a few weeks and then treatment began. Treatment nearly killed me!!
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: For me Chemo was much easier than Radiation. Cisplatin and 5-FU 24/7 for which I was hospitalized. I refused my last chemo treatment because I was too sick, and honestly I thought it would take a lot more than chemo to save me from this beast called cancer. Yet I survived and have for the last 20 years.

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Susan

Susan
Bio: Diagnosed on May 1, 2015. Base of tongue cancer and one lymph node affected. Cancer-Free on November 5, 2015.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer

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Jackie

Jackie
Bio: I'm a Wife, Furmom, Health/Lifestyle Coach, Fibromyalgia fighter, Christian, 52 years young. I'm a 5 year tongue cancer survivor. Squamous Cell Carcinoma, with radical lymph node dissection. Both from left side. Rebuilt tongue from skin and artery from left wrist and arm. Living today and very blessed. Sharing my story with others. Radiant Smiles is me trying to tell my…more
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Lesion on left side of tongue. Looked like a canker sore. Left ear pain.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Removal of tumor 3/8/2012. With lymph node dissection. Reconstructive Surgery, tracheotomy, feeding tube insert. 12 hour surgery. 9 days in hospital. Recoup for a month at home, then Radiation treatment

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Frank Baldizan

Frank Baldizan
Bio: Sixty nine year old antique dealer, rescuer of three loving shelter dogs.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squalmous Cell Carcinoma/Right Tonsil/Back of Tongue/Right Lymph Nodes
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Strange taste and loss of taste but no pain, no lumps or other symptoms. Discovered during a routine MRI. I thought it was sinus trouble.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Three Cisplatin chemo doses, Jan 4, Jan 26, Feb 16. Never got the Feb 16 dose as I was too sick from throwing up.

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Lucinda

Lucinda
Bio: Born and raised in Miles City, Montana. Joined the Army and retired after 22 years. I have two children, male and female, both young adults now. Currently living in Southern Arizona.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3A cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squammus cell carcinoma, HPV+
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Found a nodule at the base of my tongue.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: 13 Nov 2012, extremely sore throat for one month, lost taste temporarily, raspy voice.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: N/a

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Elena

Elena
Bio: I am a 43 yr old married mom of 2 wonderful kids. I have a great husband, mom and family who have helped me immensely thru this journey. On May 21, 2009 I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma Based in the tongue. I had 39 radiation treatments and 4 Cisplatin Chemos. After treatment the lump in my neck…more
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Head and Neck Cancer/Tongue Based
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: While on the computer, I felt a lump in my neck. I went for a biopsy and it came back positive for Squamous Cell Carcinoma. The scary thing is I was at my healthiest time of my life as far as eating and exercising and showed NO other signs of being sick.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Set for July 6 and July 21

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Lisa

Lisa
Bio: I am the spouse of the cancer victim. I am here to find answers, share information and help support you all if I can. We are new to all of this but realize how scary this all can be. I stumbled on this blog while researching information and found myself coming back to it over and over.
Cancer Type: Tongue Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tongue Cancer Symptoms: Lump on side of neck that was diagnosed as brachial cleft cyst. Biopsy came back positive for squamous cell carcinoma and shocked everyone, including the ENT.
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Cyst removal on 7/2/12, PET scan on 7/16/12. Tonsillectomy on 7/24/12 because ENT thought that was the site of the primary, biopsy of throat, nasal passage, and base of tongue. Base of tongue on left side shows positive.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Chemotherapy to be given concurrently, once a week. Began on 8/23/12.

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