Best Life: Doctors use tissue from thigh to replace woman’s tongue

Good News Notes:

This year, more than 53,000 adults in the U.S. will be diagnosed with an oral cancer. Removing these types of cancers can affect how patients breathe, swallow, and talk. But, with a lot of practice, anything is possible.

For Cynthia Zamora, simply being able to talk is nothing short of miraculous. Three years ago, doctors found a tumor that covered more than half her tongue.

‘And it’s like someone punched me in the stomach with it,’ Zamora illustrated.

Surgeons had to remove most of Cynthia’s tongue– and then use tissue from her thigh to rebuild a new one.”

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