Re: [MOL] Re: parotid gland tumor [02365] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Re: parotid gland tumor



Thanks to all in the group who wrote.  The tumor is malignant, so they did
no more surgery than the biopsy.  Will begin radiation in the next few days.
I have about a million questions for the Oncologist, and we'll be
participating in this group as well.

I'm over the shock and happy that we can pursue radiation.  The surgery
would have involved taking some tongue possibly and jaw reconstruction.  Bad
for a singer....  Any comments you pros have for us rookies will be greatly
appreciated.

Sally  Tilson
Really Live Music
charliet@flash.net
Enter The T Zone at www.flash.net/~charliet
-----Original Message-----
From: lehnerj1@ix.netcom.com <lehnerj1@ix.netcom.com>
To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Cc: charliet@flash.net <charliet@flash.net>
Date: Monday, December 22, 1997 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: [MOL] Re: parotid gland tumor


>Charlie T wrote:
>>
>> Dear Group,
>>
>> My husband and I have been lurking on this group for about 3 weeks, ever
>> since he was diagnosed with a deep lobe parotid gland tumor.  All of the
>> outpatient testing was inconclusive, so Monday the 22nd, he goes in to
have
>> the tumor removed, and possibly more (as in neck dissection)surgery right
>> then and there, depending upon what the pathologists see while he's still
>> under.
>>
>> This tumor has been called "textbook"as in they talk about it in Med
school,
>> but say you'll probably never see one in practice.  This month, his
doctor
>> has seen three.
>>
>> Anyway, altho we don't know this disposition yet, it has been both
>> informative and comforting to read the messages.  Informative, as we are
>> hospital virgins, and have gleaned so much info regarding dealing with
>> hospitals, ins. co., staff, doctors.  It's comforting as we see over and
>> over the grace, strength, courage you all have.  We know that whatever
the
>> outcome we are not alone.
>>
>> God bless you all through the holidays and every day and THANK YOU,
>>
>> Sally and Charlie TIlson
>
>
>Dear Sally and Charlie,
>
>You will both be in my prayers.  I hope all goes well today and that it
>is minimal as to what the surgeon has to do.  Please let us all know how
>Charlie is doing.  Remember, you have many friends here that are willing
>to help in any way we can.
>
>God Bless and keep a positive outlook.
>
>John Lehner
>

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