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#193940 - 02/28/17 07:03 PM Questions to ask during pre-op appointment?  
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I am having a pre-op appointment with my surgeon on Thursday. I am scheduled to have a partial glossectomy (hopefully closed with sutures) and removal of lymph nodes on the R side of my neck.

For folks that have been through this, what are some questions that I should ask the surgeon that I might not think of?

Thanks for your help!


2/2/17 biopsy of lesion on right underside of tongue
2/7/17 biopsy results showed SCC
2/8/17 met with surgeon at Emory otolaryngology
2/9/17 CT scan of head and neck
2/14/17 Scan results negative, small asymmetrical node on R
3/17/17 Partial glossectomy, removed neck nodes on R side
#193946 - 03/01/17 03:39 AM Re: Questions to ask during pre-op appointment? [Re: klrm]  
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klrm,

Here is a link from a hospital I was treated at, regarding questions to ask your surgeon before having surgery. I hope this helps.

http://www.headandneckcancerguide.org/ad...sk-your-doctor/


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#193951 - 03/01/17 01:21 PM Re: Questions to ask during pre-op appointment? [Re: klrm]  
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Paul B,

Thanks for the link! My appointment is tomorrow, so I plan on getting my questions on paper today. Your link will be helpful.


2/2/17 biopsy of lesion on right underside of tongue
2/7/17 biopsy results showed SCC
2/8/17 met with surgeon at Emory otolaryngology
2/9/17 CT scan of head and neck
2/14/17 Scan results negative, small asymmetrical node on R
3/17/17 Partial glossectomy, removed neck nodes on R side
#193953 - 03/01/17 02:11 PM Re: Questions to ask during pre-op appointment? [Re: klrm]  
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I know we had a long list of questions somewhere here. I know there have been many posts about this topic. I will try to locate this for you a little later today. For now, heres a link with tons of info about oral cancer, treatments, complications, etc. This will help you to educate yourself about everything to do with oral cancer. By learning, you will become a strong advocate for yourself.


Main OCF Site ---- Understanding Oral Cancer...


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