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Tongue cancer, now U c it now U don't!

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  • Posted By: gdub35
  • July 30, 2007
  • 05:45 PM

My name is Gary, I am a 38 year old male living in the North West. At the beginning of this year I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Cancer of the oral tongue. A biopsy was taken and the results were labeled at T3, T4 being terminal. I underwent surgery to remove the cancer, 1/3 of my tongue, two lymphoid and one tonsil were removed also. The removed tissue was then sent to the lab and tested for cancer so the doctors would know exactly how much radiation would be needed to stop the cancer. When the test results came back there was no cancer to be found…

Has any one else experienced something similar to this or know where I can go to find information about misdiagnosis of cancer or biopsy?
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  • My name is Gary, I am a 38 year old male living in the North West. At the beginning of this year I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Cancer of the oral tongue. A biopsy was taken and the results were labeled at T3, T4 being terminal. I underwent surgery to remove the cancer, 1/3 of my tongue, two lymphoid and one tonsil were removed also. The removed tissue was then sent to the lab and tested for cancer so the doctors would know exactly how much radiation would be needed to stop the cancer. When the test results came back there was no cancer to be found… Has any one else experienced something similar to this or know where I can go to find information about misdiagnosis of cancer or biopsy? :confused:Hi I am wondering who your doctor is or pathologists because we live in the Pacific Northwest and we just got news today that my husband has oral cancer after biopsy. His tonsil is where problem is. We need to figure out what we want to do . I would like them to remove tonsils and check for cancer but they said they already know it is cancer but after reading your story I would like to be sure before we do chemo and radiation and all that. Which they want to do first to shrink the lesion then remove but I would rather have surgery then chemo as a follow up. Do you have any problems more with your mouth sore. Praise the Lord it was not cancer. God Bless/In *****t Pam Holloway (I hope it is a misdiagnoses)
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    • September 25, 2008
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