Sharron, Spain

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My name is Sharron, my daughter and myself set up a Facebook page Stick your tongue out to cancer/sacle la lengua al cancer to try and make people more aware of mouth cancer.


I was diagnosed with cancer of the tongue in November 2015 which had a big impact on my family as well as myself. After 8 months of delaying and burying my head in the sand I went to see my doctor who straight away said he thought it was cancer. After referrals to a dentist in our local medical centre and the hospital in Almeria, they did a biopsy and it was confirmed as cancer. On the 4th of January 2016 I had an operation to remove over half of my tongue. I was told prior to the operation by my consultant that there was a strong possibility that I would not be able to speak and possibly have problems with eating. I then had to have a second operation in February as they wanted to remove a little bit more to be really certain that there were no more cancerous cells. Well, 2 years on I can speak, albeit obviously very different to before and I can now eat ok with a few adjustments here and there I had 2 rounds of chemotherapy each session I was in hospital for 7 days and had the chemo for 6 days continuously 24 hours a day, I had 30 sessions of radiotherapy which lasted 6 weeks I have posted this as I want to try to make people more aware Mouth cancer can happen to anyone, not only elderly men who smoke I was 58 when diagnosed, not a heavy drinker and I don't smoke. do. If by posting this, I can stop one person from having to go through what I have, then we have done what we wanted to.