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Diagnosed with Ameloblastoma

Head & Neck Cancer | Last Active: 1 day ago | Replies (74)

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Hi @anbar04, I'd like to add my belated welcome. I love the support you've found with @hrhwilliam and @caw. Being diagnosed with cancer is tough, but at 18 years old really sucks.

If you would like to connect with other young adults dealing with cancer, you can also join this support group on Connect:
– Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer support group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/adolescent-young-adult-aya-cancer/

There is also a monthly Zoom support group you might be interested in:
– YA, Me Too: Young Adult Cancer Support Group Meeting https://connect.mayoclinic.org/event/aya-adolescents-and-young-adults-support-group-3/
The group meets the first Thursday of the month and next meeting is April 6.

What was the decision that you made with your team? Will they do the jaw reconstruction or take the tumour out and put in a metal plate? How are you feeling?

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Thank you so much for all the support and the welcome, i appreciate it more than I can ever express on text. They decided to do a full jaw reconstruction with the fibula free help in June after my exams. I feel nervous but also relieved that I know which direction I am heading in, I think I just feel quite scared.


Would I still be able to join the young adult support group when though my tumour is non-cancerous?