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Old 25 June 2014, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by GenYus234 View Post
Because one would generate speculation by the media on how he might have to undergo the more disfiguring surgery?
But even if that might have been true in his particular case, it's not generally true that everyone who undergoes surgery for tongue cancer faces the risk of losing part of their jaw and being disfigured -- there are many different ways of surgically treating tongue cancer depending on the type, location, and size of the cancer. So it doesn't follow that simply admitting "I have tongue cancer" would have been tantamount to declaring "There's a good chance I'll be undergoing facially disfiguring cancer surgery."
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