I am fortunate to be able to say that I have clear nodes after having a partial glossectomy to remove a
" Invasive keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, well-differentiated, 0.5
cm. at a depth of 0.3 cm." The additional information is that I have had treatment for a previous throat cancer including chemo/cisplatin and radiation/35 rads.
I would really like to hear from anyone who may like to share their experience with surgery of irradiated skin. I am not sure what the long term looks like although I know at this point my neck is very taught although I do think there is healing.
Also, has anyone passed on the neck dissection despite a doctor's recommendation and decided to go with surveillance?
Thank you in advance for any insight you are willing to share.
61 years old
Nona to Alora, Emery, Ilyana, Harper, Nolan, & Rory. Yogini since 2012. Namaste.
Diagnosed 10/5/20 Oral Cancer/ RT side of tongue SCC Stage I Partial Glossectomy 10/23/20 Right Neck Dissection 12/4/20 Clear Nodes
BOT SCC 1/18/11 Stage IV N3 M0 HPV+ Port2/18/11
Treatment start 2/22
CISplatin 2rnds, Rads:35 treatments
July 12 doctors' deemed me cancer free-port out July 18.
Non-smoker, was a light-drinker No drinking since diagnosis