Hi, I have my first cancer clinic tomorrow can anyone tell me what to expect?

I'm still fairly new to the process so any help or advise on what to expect tomorrow will be greatly appreciated.

I guess they will discuss my staging and treatment but if there is anything else including what questions to ask them then please let me know.

Thank you.
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Hi Del - following on from previous posts.(if that's ok? - cheers). Are you a private patient? - you seem to have got an appt very quick following your mri and ct scan (including copies of your images).
Have you definitely been diagnosed with cancer? (I know it seems so from your biopsy).Anyway - let's hope there is no spread.If there is you are possibly looking at a neck dissection.
You are probably going to have some sort of partial glossectomy. It's difficult to have questions when you still don't know the scenario you might have to face.
radiotherapy possibly
chemotherapy possibly
ask if you need them - if so why and if not - why not.
Surgery to rebuild the tongue? Ask for details.
good luck - hope it's a better case scenario for you
tony k
Make out a list of ANYTHING that you may want to ask - even if it sounds silly. I was once told that the only silly question is the one that isn't asked..... Try to take someone with you - it is impossible to take in all the information that is flying about the place, especially when you are trying to absorb the enormity of what is happening.

Good luck and please let us know how things are going.

Life's a bitch - then it has puppies.

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