PH's story

Mouth Tongue and Teeth - A Personal Account

During Treatment

"You would probably not be reading this if you or someone you know did not have a mouth problem. (I don't just mean talking too much - that is a common condition).

I was asked to write this in case my experiences might be of some help to others. Of course no two experiences will be the same, but they may be similar. Here briefly is what happened to me.

I got tongue cancer. This was treated by surgery and radiation. I think I am now cured. The surgery involved removing the tumour and some more of the tongue as well. The radiation required the removal of teeth. After about two years I was given some false teeth. It began in 1997 when I was 59. I live in Yorkshire, England..."

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PH was interviewed by BBC Radio Leeds during Mouth Cancer Awareness Week 2002. You can hear it again by downloading the mp3 sound file of the interview, which lasts 9 minutes and 44 seconds.

By clicking the link opposite, the mp3 will play within your browser but it will take time for it to load. If you wish to download it to your computer, simply right-click your mouse button over the link and select "Save Target As..."