krbrowndog's Journey with Invasive, Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Patient: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer > Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Cancer > Squamous Cell Carcinoma > Invasive

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 70, Stage Recurrent

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    • krbrowndog
    • Experience with Invasive, Squamous ...
    about 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I had initial surgery in June of 2010 for Squamous Cell of the floor of the mouth, had extensive surgery, removal of all bottom teeth, floor of the mouth and 72 lymph nodes in my neck. Subsequently a year later I had implants placed for teeth (four) and was on my way as of Oct 2011 to getting denture made. When U of M (michigan) sent samples of tissue to pathology it was found to be precancerous, and hence here I am back again with the potential of the same invasive type of surgery. I am very reluctant to go through all of this again, as they say it will be even worse this time. so I am here looking for an alternative. I am scheduled for surgery very soon so i have to move fast to find something and make a decision

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    • krbrowndog
    • Experience with Invasive, Squamous ...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery was needed to correct a problem with dead bone (lower mandible) caused by radiation therapy for floor of the mouth squamous cell cancer. Unfortunately the surgeons also had to remove the four pin implants in my jaw since the bone structure had become compromised and my tongue was being penetrated by the implants (much constant pain). the surgery went well, however the recovery was difficult because of stitches becoming loose and leaking lots of blood. which made for at least one trip to the Emergency Room. I won't go on about this, but if you have questions or would like to comment feel free to do either

    Went as Expected: Disagree
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    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • krbrowndog
    • Experience with Invasive, Squamous ...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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