Mass in the mouth: Chemotherapy and radiotherapy failed
Sometime in March 2005 he noticed a small lump on the underside of his left tongue. The lump grew bigger with time. He then started taking some Chinese herbs. After six to seven months, the lump appeared to have gone smaller in size but did not go away.
Not satisfied, he went to a private hospital. An MRI indicated a 2 x 2 x 3 cm mass in the left paracentral aspect of the floor of the mouth. A biopsy was done and the doctor told him that it was moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma.
According to the doctor, KT needs to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy first before surgery was to be attempted. Trusting his doctor, KT underwent seven cycles (7X) of chemotherapy and thirty sessions (30X) of radiotherapy.