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  • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

    Kevin - I know everyone is advising you to get a second opinion but I believe it has more to do with treatment rather than doubt as to the diagnosis.  It relates more to the prognosis.  It is always better to get a second opinion even if you stay with the original doctor.  A CT scan can be a little inconclusive; however, PET scans are generally more accurate.  You may be able to get s...

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      David - They never even mentioned pulling all of my teeth - only to get any dental work done before undergoing treatment.  I had back ones pulled but have most left.  I hated to think about losing my teeth on top of losing hair and undergoing treatment. Diana

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      • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

        You might go to the message board that addresses liver cancer.  I recently have been seeing immonotherapy used for head and neck cancer patients but it makes sense.  Our bodies attack anything foreign to our bodies.  Diana

        Yesterday at 9:56 PM view post
        • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

          The first link did not work but the second time it did.  I know CC doesn't like links added in our posts but this is from their website.  Here is the link to our message board if the above doesn't work.  http://www.cancercompass.com/message-board/message/all,89672,0.htm  Diana

          Yesterday at 9:54 PM view post
          • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

            I apologize Kevin - Try the link below as I don't believe the entire link copied for some reason. http://www.curetoday.com/articles/immunotherapy-in-head-and-neck-cancer-represents-new-hope-and-the-culmination-of-a-career Diana

            Yesterday at 9:49 PM view post
            • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

              The post you replied to was written in 2009 and there is no indication that Judy has been on since originally posting.  I am 8 1/2 yrs post treatment but things weren't as positive in 2009 when referencing survival rates.  Diana

              Yesterday at 7:57 PM view post
              • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                The post you responded to was written in 2009 and there is no indication that Judy has been on CC.  Diana

                Yesterday at 7:55 PM view post
                • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                  Kevin I've said it before but I will repeat myself, as well as others here.  Go for a second opinion at a major hospital even if you have to drive a distance, fly, or crawl.  I ran into so many at CTCA that came there after being handed a terminal prognosis.  One patient I got close to had reoccuring pancreatic cancer and was told that he would not live to see Christmas.  He a...

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                    Previous post intended for slowlane!

                    Yesterday at 6:45 PM view post
                    • Dlynn1210 has replied to a post on the message board

                      Great advice! Diana

                      Yesterday at 6:44 PM view post
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                      About Dlynn1210

                      Patient
                      Head and Neck Cancer, Tonsils Cancer

                      I am married and the mother of five grown children and 14 grandchildren. I was diagnosed in 2007 with SCC of the left tonsil and have been a member of CC since shortly after beginning treatment. I underwent chemo and radiation at CTCA in Zion, IL and received my last clean scan in Oct 2015. I found a wonderful support system on CC who really understood what I was going through and come back often to offer words of encouragement to those who are now traveling where I have been. I thank God daily for guiding me to CTCA and for guiding me to Cancer Compass. I had a tremendous support system with family and friends but there are not enough words to describe how I feel about my CC family other than to say I would not have made it through as well as I did without you.

                      UPDATE - I am now
                      8 1/2 years clear of cancer. My oncologist considers me cured of head and neck cancer. No more scans just annual checkups with blood work completed!!!

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