routine PET Scans - GregP_WN

Other Care Associated with Invasive, Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Posted on October 10, 2011 View this journey (33 Experiences)

My every six month scans have been stopped, since I'm past two years out of treatment. Now just Dr. office call every 4 months for a scope, scan only if something warrants another look. Next Dr. apt. OCT. 18

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  • Boombeen's Avatar
    Boombeen

    I'm happy to see you have finally seen some light at the end of a very long & dark tunnel. May the light continue to stay with you! I'm sending you good vibes & good luck.

    almost 6 years ago
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    thestarr

    I still have scans every 6 months and my cancer was over in 2012. Lately, I've been having problems with my teeth. I had a couple pull by an oral surgeon and now I'm dealing with the death of the jaw. I don't know the medical name for it but it happens after radiation treatments.
    The only treatment he is doing for me is penicillin. It's not doing much good. I don't know where to take it from here. Lots of pain and hard to eat. Has Greg P I know you went through extensive dental work did you deal with this?

    12 months ago
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    GregP_WN

    I had to have all of my teeth surgically removed. At first they refused to pull them because of the fear of getting what you are talking about. The term is Osteoradionecrosis, or when the jawbone rots away after teeth being pulled due to not healing because of the radiation kills of some of the cells and reduces the flow of blood. One option is us usually Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments or HBO, this is a tube looking container that you lay in while pure oxygen is infused into your body, simply through absorption. This increases the body's ability to heal. You should ask about that.

    12 months ago
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    thestarr

    Sorry, Greg, I answered on the other site.

    12 months ago

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