msherfinski, We are all listening and following your progress, and of course, praying and rooting for you! Loli
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Mon, Apr 20 12:04pm · Oral Cancer, surgery done..waiting for further treatment in Head & Neck Cancer
I had exactly the same cancer in the cheek seven years ago. My surgery was on March 27 and I did not start radiation until May 20th through July 3rd. Your sisters skin has to heal because radiation will burn her skin. So be patient. I do not have time right now to write more about my case; but I just want to let you know, that you have to trust her doctors about radiation treatment. If they took her cheek out, even her outer skin, it means that they were careful to make sure the cancer was removed. In my case, my cancer was at the beginning stage, so my doctor did not remove my outer skin. I was lucky. Loli
I am so sorry you have to deal with this again. Deborahe is giving you the beat advise, and the only thing I can add, is that we are here to support you through your journey. We will walk through it with you, as we might be of assistance at some point.
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You just cannot give up! Give us your story. We will try to help Try us!
Canziea, I am terribly sorry your mother has to go through this ordeal. The first thing I would do, is to go back to the doctor for a check-up, and please go with her. Take paper and pencil, and write everything he has to say. Also, go prepared with all your written questions. This might be a relapse, and you need to know. If, it is not, let us rejoice and we will give you all the advise we have through our experiences; but time if of the essence to see her doctor again Loli
Colleen, Thank you for bringing us together again. I am happy to hear from Maureen. We share so much! My problems are with my gums receding due to radiation, so from time to time, I loose a molar. Well, one less molar to brush. Somehow, I have been producing more saliva and my mouth is not so dry. I have done nothing different, so I do not have any new recommendation. Same as Maureen, I have started a group through my church, to drive people to their appointments. It makes me happy to be able to help others. My sister just came back from Mayo in Scottsdale. She had a positive checkup and flew back to Mexico last week. My sister in law, decided to go through her third Chemo treatment. It is very difficult for the family because, even though they are aware that she is terminal, some days they are optimistic, and then, there are the bad days. Should she just let be confortable, or should she fight? Very though, and all I can do, is pray for wisdom. Thank you for listening, and Happy Thanksgiving; I am thankful for this chat.
Thank you for your interest! She is doing well health wise; but the discomfort in her mouth is continuos. But she is alive and that's what matters.
Cancer is running rampant all around us. I lost my brother in law in May to colon cancer. My dearest friend's 16 year old granddaughter has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. And last week I learnt that a sister in law, 65 and the most health oriented woman I know, has terminal cancer that has spread to her lung and lymphatic system, with a tumor in her groin. It is overwhelming!
On the other hand, my mother is 101 and goes out to the mall to walk everyday and my mother in law is 99 and her hearing is perfect so you can carry a perfect conversation with her. So, I count my blessings and try to keep positive and enjoy everyday while I try to help others.
Yours was a simple question, and I emptied my heart in answering. Thank you, it was cathartic.
Hi there, At the end of your post, something really caught my attention. Yes, I have heard that they are trying to cure cancer inoculating patients with polio. I know of the case of a 16 year old patient that was diagnosed with a frontal malignant tumor of the brain. She is going through radiation and once a month for one week oral chemo. Once she finishes this treatment, she will be eligible to be inoculated with the polio virus, in an attempt to do away with the tumor. I guess this treatment is solely in try outs. So, they are working on it; just not every doctor is aware of it.