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originally posted by: CJCrawley
It's my nephew, though we are about the same age (he's the son of my much older brother), and we're very close.
He broke the news in a recent phone call...and it's about as nightmarish a scenario as you can imagine. It's cancer of the tongue/mouth; the specialist reassured him he should survive but his tongue and parts of his face have to be removed. He will be hideously disfigured and wont be able to eat or talk normally. He's very down.
I didn't know what to say. I'm going to visit him soon (the operation will be in a week or so).
What do I say?