Melissa McDowell

First post: Nov 1, 2016 Latest post: Jul 30, 2017
After 15 months of chronic ear pain, we finally have an answer.   Cancer in my tongue base.   Adenoid cystic cancer.   It is rare and even rarer in women.   I am seeing doctors at KU Med in Kansas City.   Surgery is November 17th at KU Med in Kansas City.  It might be a 12 hour surgery.  I will be in the hospital for 7-10 days.  I will then go home for 4-6 weeks and come back to KU Med to do 4-6 weeks of radiation.  Appreciate all the prayers and well wishes and will try to keep this up to date .

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