Meet others living with Head & Neck Cancer - Come introduce yourself

Welcome to the Head and Neck Cancer group.
This is a welcoming, safe place where you can meet other people who are living with head and neck cancer. Let’s learn from each other and share experiences from diagnosis through treatment and coping with symptoms and recovery challenges.

I’m Colleen, and I’m the moderator of this group, and Community Director of Connect. Chances are you’ll to be greeted by volunteer patient Mentors @adriennef and @alpaca and fellow members when you post to this group. Learn more about Moderators and Mentors on Connect.

As you know, head and neck cancer is the general term for a broad group of cancers that begin in the head and neck region. This include oropharyngeal cancer, hypopharyngeal cancer, laryngeal cancer, lip and oral cavity cancer, nasopharyngeal cancer, paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer, salivary gland cancer, squamous cell neck cancer, soft tissue sarcoma or thyroid cancer.

Let’s get to know one another. Why not start by introducing yourself? What type of cancer have you been diagnosed with?

The cancer has already eaten a whole in my tongue, why even try treatments

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The cancer has already eaten a whole in my tongue, why even try treatments

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Hi @ezg and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You'll notice that I moved your message to the Head & Neck Cancer group. I did this so you can meet others with tongue cancer like @canziea @alpaca @loli and @wayno1234

Ezg, you sound very discouraged. I get that. Can you tell the group a bit more about you? What is your diagnosis? What treatments have you had so far? Any reconstruction?

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Hi ezg,
You just cannot give up! Give us your story. We will try to help Try us!

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@ezg

The cancer has already eaten a whole in my tongue, why even try treatments

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Sorry to hear this @ezg. There is good treatment for tongue cancers. I have a reconstructed tongue made from tissue in my forearm and I'm okay. Hope you can tell us more.

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