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  • VNVet72 has replied to a post on the message board

    Dear jacglyn46, Ma’am... I have been searching for a very long time now for any information or reference to this dreadful decease, SCC-Cancer...at times I had wanted to just give up due to reading the sad state of affairs regarding the VA and their constant road blocks in ignoring and acknowledging this Cancer for VA assistance... I am in the hope I have finally found something that will give Us Veterans badly needed...

    July 07 at 7:03 PM view post
    • VNVet72 has replied to a post on the message board

      Thank you for your reply...After my op and Radiation I went through Swallow therapy, physical therapy and wound therapy (skin graft)...also had numbness in op area and still do not have feeling in outer chin area.... after the second op unfortunately I was not prescribed any meds for blood flow.... so I will inquire about this now...Drs want to return me to hospital for further exams and possible treatments.... all t...

      July 06 at 2:22 PM view post
      • VNVet72 has replied to a post on the message board

        I had mine about two years ago, same thing, after the op had Radiation, the after effects were difficult and some are still present...after the second one to separate the new gum from the lip area, problems started to show up ( must point out, after the first All was well, no problems present, none.) , so this was and is a disappointment to say the least...about four weeks after the second op a ‘redness ‘ showed in t...

        July 02 at 2:07 PM view post
        • VNVet72 has replied to a post on the message board

          You asked about jaw replacement, I had portion of my lower jaw replaced due Squamous Cell Carcinoma (whyI got this is another story since I am not a smoker and drank only socially, but I was in Vietnam-3 long tours back to back)...I am 70yrs young and until this, was in perfectly good health having never been in a hospital..anyway, after the surgery which took almost 14hrs, spent about two weeks in intensive care a...

          July 02 at 1:44 PM view post
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