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Tongue cancer survivor. Lumps in neck, submandibular, have belching, heartburn. Done surgery, neck dissection. Reason?

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I am a cancer survivor, I had tongue cancer and did surgery and neck dissection. After an year I found two neck lumps sub mandibular and sub mantle . Now I am suffering from Belching, Bloating, heartburn almost everyday and at times it is terrible. Is it a symptom of metastasis . Kindly advice. I have not taken any medication so far. This has been going through for more than three months now.
Asked On : Wed, 9 Oct 2013
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Hello.Belching, bloating, and heartburn are symptoms that appear in different pathologies, benign pathologies (eg functional dyspepsia) and malignant pathologies.It is likely that your discomfort may be secondary to benign pathology.However, you must go to your doctor.He will examine you and he will request, if he deems it appropriate ,CT Scan to rule out abdominal metastasis.
I wish you good health.
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