• I asked a question about damage to teeth that a friend of mine was concerned about, I asked my doctor to expand on it.

    Asked by NeckCancer on Sunday, September 1, 2019

    I asked a question about damage to teeth that a friend of mine was concerned about, I asked my doctor to expand on it.

    He started telling me about all of the possible problems that I could have from radiation to the neck/jaw/throat area. I then asked about the possible carotid artery issue that I read about here, he told me about that. Then I asked about the swallowing problems from radiation occlusion to the esophagus, he explained that. What I am shocked at is that all of these things weren't brought up to me and explained early on. Why do I have to read about this on a website and get educated about it here instead of from the people doing the damage? Now I just want to know what else to expect? What are some things like these that you have found out about that weren't disclosed by your doctor or nurses? I still can't believe there isn't a one page warning sheet that we are given in the beginning.

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    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      never while we are living.

      3 months ago
    • Dkatsmeow's Avatar
      Dkatsmeow

      Actually my doctors did discuss alot of these things from the beginning. Scared the XXX out of me. However when it came to surgery he glossed over the possibilty that I would never swallow again. Basically told me I would have a sloped shoulder. I figured I could handle that. Guess what I cant' swallow they had to cut a nerve. My teeth are crumbling out of my mouth & I can't afford to have them tended to. Also lymphodema & a very stiff neck. Also at increased risk for stroke due to cartoid artery issues from radiation. But I am breathing so I guess that's what counts!

      3 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar
      meyati

      Now, stroke isn't anything I was told about

      3 months ago

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