Please if anyone has had a similar experience I would appreciate any information. My dad has today been diagnosed with advanced cancer of the tongue. His only option is a total glossectomy,removal of tongue and larngectomy removal of the voice box. This has come as a great shock to all of us especially my dad. He doesn't think he wants the surgery due to the quality of life he will have. He has been given time to decide. I can't find any information on patients who have had both these surgeries. I would like him to have the surgery but don't want him to suffer. Please any advice would be greatly appreciated.