Proton Beam info for Tongue cancer

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Proton Beam info for Tongue cancer

by Jillabbie on Tue Jan 02, 2018 06:46 PM

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Hello, I'm new to this forum and very happy to find a outlet for information coming from the people how are experancing these treatments. I'm particularly interested in information on Proton Beam radiation therapy? I'm newly diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma at the base of the tongue from HPV. I've been research the different kinds of ratiation treatment/treatments for days and I'm a bit overwhelmed. I'm open to any new treatments and would appreciate any information or leads you might have. Thank you in advance. SHB

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by BlessedJonNY on Thu Jan 04, 2018 03:22 PM

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Photon beam has positive benefits.  I have a Photon Sound Beam model XII  I use it often for all manners of health care.

Also google The Truth About Cancer series and BUY IT today.  It may save your life.

It will make you think 180 degress differently abut this condition.  I said TODAY...   

If the house was on fire would you say "maybe tomorrow I'll put it out"?  NO!  You must act proactively today..  now.

I am sending a prayer of healing to you now.  Trust in the power of God!  Jon

It helped save mine.  

RE: Proton Beam info for Tongue cancer

by Sdurnell on Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:38 PM

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There are variations in types of radiation used for head and neck cancers, but most of the difference seems to be in the side effects.  All types have about equal efficacy in destroying tumors, but you might be spared some of the side effects, or they may be lessened, with one type or another.  

Different doctors and cancer centers may recommend one over another, and some of that might depend on what kind of machinery they have.  I suggest you take this question to the H&N section of this site and talk with folks there about their experiences.

Whatever you choose, H&N cancer is usually highly treatable and curable when it's related to HPV rather than tobacco use.  Of course it's important to follow whichever protocol you end up with carefully--especially the radiation protocol, which is the most important in defeating this kind of tumor.

And any radiation will have pretty awful side effects.  If you can find something that will mitigate one or more, and doesn't jeopardize your chances of a cure, I'd go for it!

All the best,

Susan, stage III H&N, out of treatment 7 years

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by Jillabbie on Fri Jan 05, 2018 04:51 AM

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Hi Susan, thank you for the information! Congratulations on being cancer free for seven years. SHB

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by Sheilarog on Fri Jan 05, 2018 09:41 AM

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On Jan 02, 2018 6:46 PM Jillabbie wrote:

Hello, I'm new to this forum and very happy to find a outlet for information coming from the people how are experancing these treatments. I'm particularly interested in information on Proton Beam radiation therapy? I'm newly diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma at the base of the tongue from HPV. I've been research the different kinds of ratiation treatment/treatments for days and I'm a bit overwhelmed. I'm open to any new treatments and would appreciate any information or leads you might have. Thank you in advance. SHB

Hello; although I have no knowledge of tongue cancer I was diagnosed with secondaries in the liver in September 2016.  Against my doctor's wishes I opted to go for Proton Therapy which I assume is the same of Proton Beam?  I was in a bad way with 8 major tumours and numerous smaller ones.  I had the Proton in December 2016 and last June after a PET/CT scan was declared in "complete remission".  I am still O K and clear of all cancer.  For me there were no side effects at all from the treatment apart from a bit of fatigue for a week or two.  I sincerely believe that Proton is the treatment of the future for many cancers and good luck with whatever you decide.  I think it is important to try and take some sort of control of our own disease and make informed decisions.

Stella

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