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  • rodstock has replied to a post on the message board

    I myself had lost tremendous weight post chemoradio and the best way I found to regain - wether hungry or not - was buying huge pots of high protein and carbo powder, usually deseigned for body builders, well, it did help me regain and stablize my weight.

    February 01, 2013 view post
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      Having teeth removed prior to radiation can be a good idea, even necessary depernding on the state of the teeth, but does not exclude post radiation problems such as mandibular orn. The problem being that the mandibular is the only bone external to the skeleton, very complex, but only irrigated by one thin artery...and it often will melt down. If in your case the radiation was aimed at your mandibular, orn can a...

      February 01, 2013 view post
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        I really don't pay too much attention to survival figures anymore.  My young doc in Switzerland - who also studied in the States - tells me that survival depends on many parameters. Age of course, life style - nutrition, sports before the cancer, a positive atitude, the reaction of your body to the radiochemo, and of course, the funds to buy the best products available to boost recovery...

        December 13, 2012 view post
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          Bi-carb seems universally aclaimed. Also, occasional washes with peroxide against infection problems. I also use a water spray machine that I feed with bi-carb solution. ( like an electric toothbrush with no brush at the end) It keeps your teeth extra clean without the irritation of the gums by over brushing.

          December 08, 2012 view post
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            Hi Gary, My experience has been not so far from yours with a stage 3 tongue cancer extended to base of tongue and 2/3 nodes. I underwent sugery, 50 radiations (70grey) and 11 Cisplatin sessions. The problems usually arise later : weight loss, mouth ulceration, mandibular osteoradionecrosis, or not... or not for years. Weight loss only arises with the post treatment complications. I personally went through the ...

            December 07, 2012 view post
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              DDavis is right. I shared my tongue cancer a while ago, radionecrosis of the mandible is now serious, and prior to two exractions (44,46) and cleaning up the dead bone, I have gone through 24 hyperbaric sessions. Well, the pain is less, and even some of the saliva activity is back. The surgery is on next Tuesday and I have been warned that the mandible could snap or crumble during the operation. Reconstruction...

              December 07, 2012 view post
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                Very concerned by your shares which may be my own soon...My tongue cancer diagnosed 2yrs ago, after my dentist in Geneva spent a year reassuring me that all was well - that a painful soar on my tongue was healing, to TRUST HIM..., was treated by hemiglossectomy surgery, chemo and 70 gy radiation during 50 days. No extractions prior to radiation. Post radio problems began 2 months after, the worst buccal ulceration th...

                October 20, 2012 view post
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