A British woman defied doctors by speaking again, despite having 90% of her tongue removed during surgery for stage-four cancer.
Gemma went to the doctor after a white pach appeared at the side of her tongue. she was told that she had stage-four mouth and neck cancer, following which, she was rushed into surgery.
The doctors told her that she would have most of her tongue removed and might never be able to speak again. During the surgery, the doctors rebuilt the woman’s tongue using tissue grafts from her arm.
The news outlet further reported that Gemma defied their prediction and managed to say ‘hello’ to her fiance and daughter when they came to visit just a few days after the surgery.