I have just been diagnosed with tongue cancer today (26th Sept 2017) and it's the first time I've had cancer.
The lump is on the right underside of my tongue. I thought it was an ulcer but there are white patches on it. Went to see my GP who referred me to Durham hospital to see a Doctor from Sunderland hospital. The Doctor quickly got me another appointment to have a biopsy and asked for a CT scan of my neck and chest to be arranged. I went back to Durham 2 days later for the biopsy and went to Bishop Auckland hospital a week later for the CT scan. I had to wait 3 weeks to see the Sunderland Doctor at Durham hospital and it was agony waiting that long!
Today was the day I had the results of my biopsy and CT scan. The biopsy showed cancerous cells. The CT scan of my neck and chest came back clear (thank goodness). The Doctor said my consultant Doctor will meet a team and I have to be there too, for them to decide what treatment I will be having and what stages the cancer is in (this is what I don't understand - I thought the biopsy would tell them what stage the cancer is in???). I was told that they will remove the lump but I'm not sure how much of it they will remove. Also was told my gland may be removed too.
I am so gutted that I have this disease which could potentially come back again because I have HPV and a very weak immune system!!