Edmonton head and neck cancer support group is the first in Canada

She slept while sitting up for a year, afraid she might drown in her own saliva.

Kim Flowers was just 44 years old when she was diagnosed with tongue cancer. Surgeons had to remove a third of her tongue, and though they replaced it with a muscle taken from her forearm, she would gag when she wasn’t sitting up, making her too scared to sleep lying down at night.

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