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Oh No Associated with Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma, Salivary Gland Cancer. Posted on February 9, 2012 View this journey (2 Experiences)

July of 2010 I felt a small bump on the roof of my mouth. I wondered how long it had been there until I realized it. I went to my dentist who referred me to an oral surgeon. I went to the oral surgeon who took a biopsy. The biopsy came back as a blocked salivary gland. The oral surgeon said that he would cut the lump out but I wasnt running to get it done. I asked the oral surgeon if I had to get it done it right away and he didnt seem concerned at all about it. The lump didnt bother me at all. It didnt hurt and didnt get in the way of eating so I figured I would live with it for now.

Fast forward to November of 2011, I was 5 months pregnant, and still with the lump. I went to a different dentist to get a checkup and to find out about the lump because it felt slightly bigger. This dentist seemed very concerned and said you must go to an oral surgeon to find out about this. I went to see a different oral surgeon who did another biopsy and this time it came back as cancer!

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    Hopeful130

    I have been recently diagnosed with Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma. I would like to speak with others who have this type of cancer. I am waiting to have surgery to get the tumor removed because I am pregnant. It is frustrating and scary to wait to have surgery. The doctor say I could have a skin graf or permanent retainer to cover the hole that will be in the roof of my mouth due to surgery. I am unsure which way to go. Hopefully someone on here can share their experience with me and let me know what their surgery/treatment entailed. Thank you!

    over 8 years ago
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    RobinDini

    I just wanted to offer my support to you. Although I didn't have the same cancer or surgery, I am a young mother that can relate to what you are going through. I was pregnant and found out when my son was five months old that I had cancer on my tongue. I would be happy to offer any emotional support for you as I know it's hard to find other moms who have gone what you are going through. My positive thoughts and prayers are with you and your baby.

    over 8 years ago
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    Hopeful130

    Thank you Robin for offering your support. I am here for you as well.

    over 8 years ago

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