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Neck cancer & Arturies Removed

May 26, 2010 - 19:12

Hi all
I'm 45 living in Cork and have had multiple operations to remove tumors from my mouth in general and my tongue in particular. Last summer I had surgury in Dublin followed by 35 fractions of RT here where I live in Cork all to the mouth area. I've been unlucky in that the cancer has now shown up in my neck and very near my left artery. The plan is to have 3 sessions of chemo, possibly more depending on how the Chemo is doing, start more RT in June and then operate. I will proberbly have to have my left artery removed during the operation . Has anyone had this done??? and could you give me your experience.

June 1, 2010 - 22:57

Hi Duckie,

I am sorry to hear you ahve had such a tough time of it this past while. This next one sounds like a fairly rare op?? so you may not meet someone in this small (but growing!) community who could give you specific advice and support. If you post your question on some of the larger, international support websites, you'll have a better chance of connecting with someone who has had this done. Here's a few suggestions....

http://csn.cancer.org/forum

http://community.macmillan.org.uk/whatsnew/default.aspx

http://www.oralcancerfoundation.org/forum/index.htm

But please come back and let us know how you get on.
Good luck!

Flo.