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  • jvang has replied to a post on the message board

    jeff, very well put and i agree with what you said. thanks for sharing

    July 14, 2012 view post
    • jvang has replied to a post on the message board

      it's all about risk reward, do you want to take the risk or do you want to kick the beast as hard as you can. most if not all the long term side effects are going to be from radiation so those are going to be there anyway. sure the treatments will be worse for many months, but if your like me a long term survivor those durations are nothing compared to getting the survivorship you deserve. for me it was get the most ...

      July 09, 2012 view post
      • jvang has replied to a post on the message board

        Paula, So first off start looking at it like you are normal and the others who do not understand are not normal. i learned a short thought of relationships weeks ago that have agreed with for many years... every relationship will change, some for the good and some for the bad. we truly find out who are our friends while fighting, recovering and surviving all part of the "new normal" that started the day your were to...

        July 09, 2012 view post
        • jvang has replied to a post on the message board

          No suppose you are a long term survivor. You have me beat by 3 years, but a survivor is a survivor and does not matter how long.  I had SCC on Left neck, five golf ball sized nodes wrapped around caroid. I did 38 radiation treatments and 3 week long chemo treatment 24/7 at the same time as radiation with two weeks between treatments. Then radical disection.  I had no peg tube, it was not option. Lost one ...

          November 13, 2011 view post
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          About jvang

          Survivor
          Oral Cancer, Squamous Cell Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer
          Chemotherapy, Radiation, Side Effects, Support, Surgery, After Treatment

          14 year Head and Neck cancer survivor, 2 year survivor from cancer on tongue, dealing with teeth removal after radiation... Oh ya broke my neck 5 years ago. I forgot I have now had a trach for 20 months. 16 days ago had 2 teeth removed which is high risk due to slow healing post radiation. I will try my best to never do HBO again.

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