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  • violet1982 has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi cheyennemoon, My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 HPV+ base tongue cancer and she had major major panic attacks over the mask the first week. Her oncologist had to put her on xanax to get through it and when she did chemo gave her ativan. You will get use to it. She did and is 5 months out from 40 radiation treatments and 6 chemo

    January 10, 2015 view post
    • violet1982 has replied to a post on the message board

      Oscar, My mom is almost 5 months out and is having severe pain in her tongue, jaw,ear. She went to her oncologist he said its nerve damage from radiation put her on vicodin and said will probably have to put her on neuropentin/gabapentin for it in the long run. Has alote of pain eating and swallowing to where she dreads eating. Talk to your onto doc to see what he thinks. Best of luck. Violet1982

      January 08, 2015 view post
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        Jeff, Thanks we went to her oncologist yesterday and he put her on vicodin and has to come back after her neck dissection and drainages are removed from her neck. He said its all normal after radiation to experience this even 5 months out. He told her he'll probably have put her on neuropentin/gabapentin. She has her neck dissection Jan 15 next week. Thanks for replying. Violet

        January 07, 2015 view post
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          Hi Ralph the, My mom is almost 5 months out now she finished 40 rounds radiation and 6 rounds cisplatin August 13 2014 and the tongue pain is still bad so is dry mouth and the aggravation. Drs say be patient is hard when you go through what you all do. Its even harder to see someone you love suffering and there's nothing you can do but watch and be there all you can for support. Violet1982

          January 03, 2015 view post
          • violet1982 has replied to a post on the message board

            Did you have any tongue pain post radiation my mom is having it severely and she's almost 5 months out now? Violet1982

            January 03, 2015 view post
            • violet1982 has created a new message board discussion

              Hi I'm new here, My mom was diagnosed with stage 4 base tongue cancer that has spread to lymph nodes in her neck had 6 doses chemo/cisplatin and 40 doses radiation. Last treatment was August 13 2014. Shes having a neck dissection Jan 15 on both sides and is terrified she's almost 5 months out now and is having alote of tongue pain has anyone else had this? If so what did you use to treat it? Oh and yes had peg but ...

              January 03, 2015 view discussion
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              About violet1982

              Caregiver
              Tongue Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Oral Cancer
              After Treatment, Diagnostic Imaging

              I am a caregiver for my mom who was diagnosed with HPV+ stage4 base tongue cancer with lymph node involvement on both sides the neck.

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