RE: [MOL] Oral Cancer Info Needed [01269] Medicine On Line

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RE: [MOL] Oral Cancer Info Needed

Dear Rose Ann,
Although I did not have cancer of the tong, I did have squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the nose and upper pallet.  There is a web site for head and neck cancer survivors and many members with SCC of the tong.  I am sure that several people there will be able to assist you.  Their web site is:
I would also suggest that you call the National Cancer Institute at 1-800-4CANCER to obtain information on the latest clinical trials and information on cancer in general.  Your local chapter of the American Cancer Society is also a good source of information.  Please stay with us for a while because, as you may have already found, there are many loving and supportive people on this site.  Just know that you are not alone and as long as there is life, there is hope.  I will keep you both in my prayers.  Please keep us advised of how your friend is doing.  God Bless.
John Lehner
a 3 year cancer survivor.
-----Original Message-----
From: Rose Ann Crofoot []
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 6:56 PM
Subject: [MOL] Oral Cancer Info Needed

A friend was recently diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of the tongue. He(age 52) is scheduled for surgery on this Thursday to have the tumor removed (about 1/3 of tongue) and a neck dissection (removal of lymph nodes). I have been searching the web for information on this type of cancer and have found some general information, but was looking for information from people who have had this same type of cancer who could share information on the surgery and treatments.
 I have also not had much luck looking for cancer forums that would be helpful, any suggestions? Visiting many of the sites, I can see how important it is for  survivors to share their stories, I am trying to obtain some "good news" to share prior to his surgery.Thanks for any information you can share.
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