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Storey of Someone Tongue Cancer,” A Killer Germinating In My Mouth” – prognosis tongue cancer
I can’t sleep.
My mind strays with the things that are to come.
I was diagnosed a pair weeks ago with stage 3 tongue cancer. The sizing of my tongue cancer is sizing 2, as far as oral cancer exits it is pretty small.
They are calling it a stage 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 executioners if left unchecked 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 coming 7 weeks of radiation therapy Monday-Friday, each morning.
I will get chemotherapy once a week but it will be in such a low-grade quantity 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 remit) radioactivity is the only course of action.
Tongue cancer is a highly invasive cancer. It destroys the muscle and material. It doesn’t exactly germinate on top of the material it devours the material. It is called squamous cell carcinoma.
Here is a description of squamous cadre from http :// www.medterms.com;
Definition of Squamous cells
Squamous cadres: Flat cadres that look like fish magnitudes. The word “squamous” came from the Latin squama meaning” the scale of a fish or serpent .”
We have a lot of squamous cells. They make up the majority of members of the cadres in the outer layer of the scalp( the epidermis ), the moves of the respiratory and digestive pamphlets, and the liners of the hollow parts of their own bodies. We are more fish- like( or serpent-like) than we may think.( boundary)
Because of its invasive quality tongue cancer destroys important muscle mass at the back of the tongue. Through radiation therapy this is gonna be killing the material 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 meat and liquid.
But as for munching until then, in a few days from now I am going a feeding tube inserted into my stomach. I will be gobbling 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 lot of good tissues.
The process will be similar to a second degree sunburn every morning five days a few weeks for 7 weeks.
My cancer physicians tell me that I will loose all the skin on the outside of my cervix where the radioactivity beams are converged lots like a sunbathe shine that they are able to blister up every day with each new treatment.
Therefore compelling a large raw meat place on my cervix that I will have to keep a heavy stratum of salve on.
At some degree in the next duet weeks I will be get a subcutaneous embed for a morphine drip.
The tissues inside the throat area and back of the tongue will be fresh equivalent to that given to numerous sun shines as well.
They said some people have to have a tracheotomy because their throat tissue swells to the detail where they are unable no longer gulp properly.
This all sounds gruesome and I am sure that it will be extremely pain and closer to intolerable.
However the alternative is no management which will ensure fatality within 6-10 months.
So I imagine I can take the suffering, medical doctors predicted they would stop me “snowed” for as long as needed so that I can complete this care.( my announces may get slurred !)
As this tongue cancer process develops I shall be announcing almost daily with my progress, thoughts, feelings and medical evaluations.
I am not doing this blog for your pity.
I am documenting this terrible passage so that maybe some of the readers will come to this understanding……I smoked cigarettes for 25 years, I munched a little tobacco, I drank my fair share of booze, all of these are directly related to cheek cancer, tongue cancer, oral cancer,
esophageal cancer and thyroid cancer.
Maybe, simply maybe, a few people will read and follow together with me on this jaunt and quit smoking, chewing, sucking excessively and cleaning process their lives so they will not have to
go through this.
The journey inaugurates ………..