• HAS ANYONE HAD A BASE OF TONGUE DIAG. WHERE THE AREA WAS SCRAPED USING ROBOTIC SURTGERY

    Asked by HONDO on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    HAS ANYONE HAD A BASE OF TONGUE DIAG. WHERE THE AREA WAS SCRAPED USING ROBOTIC SURTGERY

    1 Answer from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Hondo, Hello I am an oncology nurse and it is amazing sometimes when you consider the locations and then susequentially the names of these cancers. I recall hearing of Base of the tongue and roof of the mouth cancers, I had no idea there was such a subtype at that time. I think what you are asking about is called TORS which is Transoral Robotic Surgery. I have attached a link regarding TORS use for base of tongue cancer from the Mayo Clinic in case no one replies to your post. I wish you the best of luck and if I can be of any service I am always around, Carm RN.

      http://www.mayoclinic.org/transoral-robotic-surgery/

      almost 4 years ago

    Help the community by answering this question:

    Create an account to post your answer Already have an account? Sign in!

    By using WhatNext, you agree to our User Agreement, and Privacy Policy


    Read and answer more head & neck/throat cancer questions.  Also, don't forget to check out our Head & Neck/Throat Cancer page.