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  • Cavman has replied to a post on the message board

    God Bless you and your mom. She is with God and happy. I am so sorry, but I do believe you will see her again one day. We all lose our moms, but you lost yours too early. I`m sorry.

    July 09 at 1:34 AM view post
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      I`ll be 10 years out Xmas Eve. I can answer any questions because I`ve been where you are going. I`m glad to help all.

      July 09 at 1:31 AM view post
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        I had stage 4 SCC right tonsil and lymph nodes. I fought the teeth battle for years. I was told due to the massive amount of radiation I was unable to get even one tooth removed much less implants. The Ann Arbor VA Dental said this. It was wrong. It is a long and expensive process, but had extractions, implants placed and am now done. Don`t let anyone tell you we can`t have implants.

        July 09 at 1:30 AM view post
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          Get him to a different doctor. I had stage 4 SCC right tonsil/lymph nodes. I immediately checked for hospitals with the best averages for cure. I`m 10 years out Xmas eve. I went to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. They were ranks 4th best for tonsil cancer. If not there, M.D. Anderson in Texas. I strongly believe the right hospital is half the battle for success.

          June 24 at 10:11 PM view post
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            Susan, I heard the same stuff. I even checked with a Mexican dentist in Mexico. I finally went to the University of Michigan Dental Prosthedontics and they said they couldn`t believe dentist and VA dentist said I couldn`t get it done.  If you doubt me, call the dental school and ask a Dr. Razzoog, who heads the school, about me. My name in Ron and I am a Vietnam vet that had stage 4 tonsil cancer. He will veri...

            February 28, 2014 view post
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              Had the first 4 hour 10 minute surgery September 20th last year. I was put under by an oral surgeon.Had major dental surgery, bone grafting, sinus movement and extractions on top arch. Four screws were put into my bone. Four months later I went back for the second surgery this past January 24th. The four screws were removed and four different ones put in that protrude out from the gum line. Procedure took about half ...

              February 06, 2014 view post
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                I had stage 4 right tonsil cancer that had spread to lymph nodes in Sept. 2005. There is a salve I was given that really helped my tongue back then. My tongue still has a sore spot and occasional heat, but livable. With saliva glands burned up during radiation, my teeth broke off eventually. I am sitting here tonight with implant rods in my mouth and start impressions Monday after having teeth all removed at the Uni...

                February 06, 2014 view post
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                  Google hospital survival rankings for type of cancer he has. Take him there regardless of distance/inconvenience or you will have trouble forgiving yourself for not doing all you can or could.

                  January 09, 2014 view post
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                    I had the maximum radiation allowed and after 5 years of living at the dentist I said the heck with this. I had read and read about how we can`t get implants. The VA where I was going destroyed my teeth more and said I absolutely could not get implants due to the radiation amount I took. Couldn`t take the pain and the fact I was having my teeth continually break off, so I went to a dentist and he said he would do im...

                    September 29, 2013 view post
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                      I had the maximum radiation allowed. If you want to fill the spaces you have go to a university dental school (Prosthedontics Department) and they will examine you and give you their view and a plan if you want to proceed. They are much cheaper than a regular dental office. Actually when your implants would be put in, an excellent oral surgeon in a separate department would put them in. Believe me, no one had a worse...

                      September 29, 2013 view post
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