The more I speak to people about my cancer the more I hear ‘tongue cancer, oh wow’ it just hasn’t entered their thoughts. I guess it hadn’t entered mine before my diagnosis.
Since my diagnosis Google has become a friend and foe, filled with fantastic advice and horror stories.
Here’s some of the good stuff.
The symptoms of tongue cancer may include:
– red or white patch on the tongue, that will not go away
– sore throat that does not go away
– sore spot (ulcer) on the tongue that does not go away
– Pain when swallowing
– numbness in the mouth that will not go away
– unexplained bleeding from the tongue (that is not caused by biting your tongue or other injury)
– pain in the ear (rare)
My first and only symptom was exactly half of my tongue going numb, it turned out that the cancer had entered a nerve.
DO NOT BE SCARED TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR DENTIST – THEY WILL NOT DISMISS YOU OR THINK YOU’RE BEING DAFT.
TONGUE CANCER IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE IF CAUGHT IN TIME
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