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When I realised I’d have to have a hemi-glossectomy (half my tongue removed) I was relieved to hear that the missing bit of tongue could be replaced by a flap of tissue from my arm. Phew! There wouldn’t be a gaping hole and the remaining part of my tongue could push the flap around to enable me to talk.

This flap surgery is well known to vast numbers of head and neck cancer patients but the rest of the world knows little about it and even GPs seem confused. Twice I’ve been…

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