My name is Rita and I was just recently diagnosed with Mucepidermoid Carcinoma (Salivary Gland), I had a biopsy done on April 23rd on a bump I had on the base of my tongue,an inch removed, then on May 19th I had the rest of the tumor on the left base side of my tongue. I also had hemorrhaged several days after the second surgery, they cauterized the vessel. I will begin radiation on June 23rd, I am anxious about it , cause I hear different stories of what to expect. Any one can tell me what your experience was with radiation in the mouth, from the very first to the end.
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My name is Rita and I was just recently diagnosed with Mucepidermoid Carcinoma (Salivary Gland), I had a biopsy done on April 23rd on a bump I had on the base of my tongue,an inch removed, then on May 19th I had the rest of the tumor on the left base side of my tongue. I also had hemorrhaged several days after the second surgery, they cauterized the vessel. I will begin radiation on June 23rd, I am anxious about it , cause I hear different stories of what to expect. Any one can tell me what your experience was with radiation in the mouth, from the very first to the end.
I recently was diagnosed with mouth cancer squamous cell carcinoma. I had my surgery on October 18th and they removed the bone in my chin replacing it with a bone and artery from my leg. I was Stage 4 but it was localized. They removed my lymph nodes because they were swollen but tests came back negative - I am cancer free. But my surgeon wants me to do 6 weeks of radiation after I heal to make sure there are no hidden or lingering cancer cells. I don't know if I am up to it. I have had so many problems since the surgery - found myself having allergic reactions to the antibiotics - even to Benadryl. Does anyone have any advice for me about the radiation treatments? Six weeks is a long time and I am not sue I want to do this. Not sure that I can physically go through anything else. Be sure to check out my blog at https://journeyofsurvivalblog.wordpress.com/

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