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    Hopeful130 wrote on sanjay's wall

    Hi there, I was dx with the same cancer. If I can be of any help or support, I'm here to talk.

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    Hi. I was dx with mucoepidermoid carcinoma. How are doing? Have you been treated?

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    Hopeful130 asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Does getting cancer mean you're doomed?

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      Pambsky

      Greg, that's great advice. "Kick this thing out of your life and move on." Love it!

      over 2 years ago
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      Hopeful130

      Barry-Luckily, all I needed was surgery to remove the tumor and didnt need further treatment.

      I was 5 months pregnant as well when I was diagnosed. And to top it off my boyfriend, who is now my husband, proposed 3 months prior to my diagnosis! So when I was diagnosed at 28 I was recently engaged and 5 months pregnant. Talk about feeling robbed out of feeling happy for huge milestones in my life. I didn't have the best insurance when I was diagnosed so my fiancé and I decided to get married. We planned a wedding in 3 weeks and I was just about 7 months pregnant. When my baby was born via csection , I had surgery two weeks later to get the tumor removed.

      So far all as been good until just yesterday, XXX it! I feel a bump on my upper jaw, all the way in the back, right above and a bit to the side of the last molar. I called the dentist to make an appointment and I may have to wait until Friday 430 to get it looked at! They are trying to squeeze me in and accommodate me because I don't want to bring my son. I really hope it's nothing serious. My wisdom teeth never came in but I was just at the dentist 2 months ago for a cleaning and he took X-rays so I'm sure if he saw my wisdom teeth coming in, he would have said something. My husband thinks it may be an abscess but it doesn't hurt or anything. Believe it or not, I never had any dental problems throughout my life until the cancer. I only have two cavities, and I got those when I was 17. So besides the hole in the roof of my mouth I have pretty good strong teeth.

      I pray its nothing serious and really hope it's not a recurrence.

      over 2 years ago
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      DaveWaz

      Hopeful,

      Thank you for sharing your post. I think you might find this article on WhatNexters surviving with late stage/terminal cancer to be inspiring.

      http://www.whatnext.com/blog/posts/whatnexters-surviving-terminal-cancer

      Best wishes,
      David

      over 2 years ago