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  • rick51 has replied to a post on the message board

    I'm doing great. Been released from MD Anderson, told not to come back. Cant really tell I ever had cancer except for an every so often pain in the neck, jaw pain, and a little saliva shortage. But all is good. Actually dieting since I now have put on to much weight. I would say for me 6 months I was good, certainly by a year I was really good. Have had some scares along the way wiht growths that had to be biopsied....

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    • rick51 has replied to a post on the message board

      Four years out of radiation this month. Last month I had a cat-scan that finally showed a little improvement w/ saliva glands. Dry mouth, jaw pain, tooth aches. All are still here, but being alive makes these things not such a big deal. I lost 60 pounds which was 40 more than I had to lose. But now I have put it all back on and actually have to diet. lol. It is a long process and there is no normal. Just go w/ the f...

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        The body will tell what is needed. Four years ago this month was my final treatment for SCC of the tonsil. I never did have the tube, but was told if I lose another 5 pounds I had to have it. Fought hard, didnt want one and got by w/o it. But of all the things to think about, the feeding tube should not be one of them. If he cant keep things down and keeps losing weight to an unsafe situation, then just get it. Plent...

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        Head and Neck Cancer

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