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Tongue Cancer,” A Killer Originating In My Mouth”
I can’t sleep.
My mind strays with the things that are to come.
I was diagnosed a couple weeks ago with stage 3 tongue cancer. The sizing of my tongue cancer is immensity 2, as much as is oral cancer disappears it is pretty small.
They are calling it a place 3 because it has spread into one lymph gland so far. I had that gland removed and that’s when they found the carcinoma.
Mouth cancer, oral cancer, esophageal cancer and thyroid cancer are all assassins if left rampant for to long. Due to the spot they are extremely hard to operate on and the
tissue they are growing in is very delicate.( oh yea, and very necessary !)
What’s in store for me now is very difficult for me to comprehend.
I will be getting 7 weeks of radiation therapy Monday-Friday, each morning.
I will get chemotherapy once a few weeks but it will be in such a low-grade dosage that I will not loose my hair.
Do to the location of my tongue cancer which is at the base of the tongue( can not be seen without bent mirrors or a scope) radioactivity is no other course of action.
Tongue cancer is a extremely invasive cancer. It eats the muscle and tissue. It doesn’t precisely grow on top of the tissue it depletes the material. It is called squamous cell carcinoma.
Here is a definition of squamous cadre from http :// www.medterms.com;
Definition of Squamous cells
Squamous cadres: Flat cells that definitely sounds like fish scales. The parole “squamous” came from the Latin squama signify” the scale of a fish or serpent .”
We have a lot of squamous cells. They make up most of the cells in the outer layer of the surface( the epidermis ), the movings of the respiratory and digestive tracts, and the liners of the hollow organs of their own bodies. We are more fish- like( or serpent-like) than we may think.( outcome)
Because of its invasive quality tongue cancer spends important muscle mass at the back of the tongue. Through radiation therapy they will be killing the tissue that is infected with the carcinoma, thus killing half of the muscles on the back of my tongue.
The doctors tell me that after 6-8 months I should be able to swallow extremely soft menus and liquid.
But as for chewing until then, in a few eras from now I am coming a feeding tube inserted into my stomach. I will be snacking adult formula through a tube for the next 6 months.
The radiation will be killing my thyroid gland, I will have to take medicine every day for it for the rest of my life.
The radiation exposure while killing the bad tissues will also be killing a good deal of good tissues.
The process will be similar to a second degree sunburn every morning 5 days a week for 7 weeks.
My cancer doctors tell me that I will liberate all the skin on the outside of my cervix where the radioactivity beams are centralized lots like a sun blaze that they are able to swell up every day with each new treatment.
Therefore causing a large raw flesh region on my cervix that I will have to keep a heavy coating of lotion on.
At some quality in the next duet weeks I will be get a subcutaneous implant for a morphine drip.
The tissues inside the throat area and back of the tongue will be raw equal to numerous sunlight burns as well.
They said some people have to have a tracheotomy because their throat tissue swells to the point where they can no longer gulp properly.
This all resonates gruesome and I am sure that it will be extremely distressing and very close to intolerable.
However the alternative is no medicine which will guarantee demise within 6-10 months.
So I feel I can take the suffering, medical doctors promised they would hinder me “snowed” for as long as needed so that I can complete this medication.( my affixes may get slurred !)
As this tongue cancer process develops I shall be posting almost daily with my progress, designs, sentimentalities and medical evaluations.
I am not doing this blog for your pity.
I am substantiating this horrible excursion so that maybe some of the books will come to this understanding……I inhaled cigarettes for 25 times, I chewed a little tobacco, I booze my fair share of booze, all of these are directly related to speak cancer, tongue cancer, oral cancer,
esophageal cancer and thyroid cancer.
Maybe, time maybe, a few people will read and follow together with me on this jaunt and quit smoking, chewing, sucking too and cleaning process their lives so they will not have to
go through this.
The journey begins ………..