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  • atcbugsy has replied to a post on the message board

    Thanks Arman.  I hope you're doing well as well.  Take care. Bugsy

    February 20 at 3:16 PM view post
    • atcbugsy has replied to a post on the message board

      Hiya Jack, Sorry you're here, but glad you posted.  My wife and I researched both therapies as well and wanted to do IMPT for the reasons you stated.  Our biggest hurdle was that BCBS would not cover Proton radiation treatment.  I asked my Oncologist (MD Anderson in Houston) if he would write a letter supporting the use of IMPT and he said that in my case T1N2aM0 for SCC at the base of my tongue HPV 1...

      February 19 at 8:57 PM view post
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        I'll be at MD Anderson in Houston 3/3/19-3/5/19 for what they are calling my five year checkup.  If anyone is or will be out there during my visit and you would like to get together, please send me a PM and we can work out the details.  I'll post my results as soon as I get them. Best of luck. Bugsy

        February 17 at 12:04 PM view discussion
        • atcbugsy has replied to a post on the message board

          Congratulations Tig! Bugsy

          October 28 at 9:21 AM view post
          • atcbugsy has replied to a post on the message board

            Hiya Mike, I'll echo what everyone else has said.  You've been to the gates of Hell.  You'll be back, but it's a S-L-O-W journey back.  Trust your body to tell you what it needs.  Pushing may only make your recovery slower. Best of luck. Bugsy

            September 04, 2018 view post
            • atcbugsy has replied to a post on the message board

              jkohio, I'm sorry you and your husband are having to go through this.  Your story sounds similar to how mine presented as well, but mine was at the base of my tongue.  Lucky for me the lump presented and we caught it early.  If it didn't, who knows how bad it would have become.  Sounds like the same is true for your husband. My PET Scan revealed mine was either at the left base of my tongue, or ...

              July 19, 2018 view post
              • atcbugsy has replied to a post on the message board

                Aquaphor.  It's available over-the-counter.  Check with your team, but if I remember correctly, if applied before treatment, it has to be applied at least an hour before.  It can then be applied anytime after and/or throughout the day/night. Best of luck. Bugsy

                July 09, 2018 view post
                • atcbugsy has replied to a post on the message board

                  Huge milestone.  Congratulations! Wishing you continued success. Bugsy

                  July 05, 2018 view post
                  • atcbugsy has replied to a post on the message board

                    Ativan.  Prescription required.  You and her should share her fears and anxiety with her Cancer team.  They should have no problem prescribing.   Best of luck. Bugsy

                    July 05, 2018 view post
                    • atcbugsy has replied to a post on the message board

                      Hiya Njmae, Congratulations on your scans being clear!  The first year post treatment I was getting CT Scans every three months.  These past 2 1/2  years have been every six months.  My most recent scan was in March, 2018 and I'll get (hopefully) my last scan in March, 2019.  My Oncologist said if the scan in 2019 is clear, I'm done with annual scans.  If I remember correctly, one has t...

                      May 12, 2018 view post
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                      Head and Neck Cancer

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