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    Can Cancer Survivors Have PTSD

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      BuckeyeShelby

      My nurse case manager basically told me I had PTSD after I was describing some of what I was experiencing. I had some bouts of anxiety while I was in treatment. Got worse after treatment, while my mom was sick.

      5 months ago
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      "Chemo brain" is being studied and some studies indicate that it is very similar to, if not actual PTSD. The shock of diagnosis combined with the uncertainty of outcome can easily produce such a condition.

      5 months ago
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      NeckCancer

      I have had some issues that I think can be attributed to ptsd, but I have no official diagnosis.

      5 months ago
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    mr114750 asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Osteoradionecrosis

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      geekling

      What do your doctors propose to do about this?

      Have you tried hyperbaric oxygen chamber sessions? Have you tried calcium rich foods (not milk) and silica enrichment? Calcium makes the rigid structure and silica allows flex. Your body needs both.

      Dying may be reversed. It is possible. You have an amazing immune system which exists only for the purpose of repairing you.

      Best wishes.

      about 1 year ago
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      I may be. I was told I had osteonioa before cancer. Since I have developed full blown osteoporosis. I did drop to 68 lbs after surgery & am now getting that waight back. But it kiils me to have to squat down for anything. My knees hurt so bad that standing back up I actuall see stars. I did have HBO treatments earlier this year to have 'A" tooth removed. I have since had 3-4 more teeth just crumble down to the gum. Fortunately they are not hurting so I am letting them be for now. I also noticed on the last CT scan of my neck, they noted some osteoporosis of my spine in my neck. I will have to keep an eye out. Right now my joints ache & my muscles also. I figured it was from where I had lost so much weight. But we will see. I thought you only got that in the jaw area where you were irradiated. Thanks for making me aware!

      about 1 year ago
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      Radiation in the Jaw area can be tough. I had it to kill lymphoma impinging on my Sciatic nerve over three years ago and was successful with no side effects of all. I too Green Tea Extract and Curcumin while doing the Rads as maybe that helped. I only had a slight burn on my back as the machine shot me through the front.

      about 1 year ago
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    Side Effects (Jaw bone damage (osteonecrosis)): My osteonecrosis is in my cervical spine. Very rare to have this type of side effect of radition.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): This had to be the worst experience as my neck was burned and my throat was even worse, I could not eat and had to have a feeding tube

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      healpie

      The radiation was rough. Honestly wasn't too sure I was going to make it through the last couple of weeks, but I did, somehow. I thought the worst was over, but two months after finishing having trouble swallowing and face and neck look like I've been swallowing water balloons that won't go down. Skin is feeling kind of sore from it being stretched. Providers don't seem that concerned and say this will go away eventually. Any experience with this after effect? Thoughts are with you and hope you come to the other side of this okay. Thanks

      about 1 year ago
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      healpie

      The radiation was rough. Honestly wasn't too sure I was going to make it through the last couple of weeks, but I did, somehow. I thought the worst was over, but two months after finishing having trouble swallowing and face and neck look like I've been swallowing water balloons that won't go down. Skin is feeling kind of sore from it being stretched. Providers don't seem that concerned and say this will go away eventually. Any experience with this after effect? Thoughts are with you and hope you come to the other side of this okay. Thanks

      about 1 year ago
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      healpie

      Why did this post 4 times???

      about 1 year ago