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    NeckCancer asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

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

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      meyati

      never while we are living.

      14 days ago
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      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!

      13 days ago
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      meyati

      Now, stroke isn't anything I was told about

      13 days ago
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    NeckCancer asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    A friend that has been diagnosed with lung cancer is wanting to know if her chemo and possible radiation is going to affect her teeth.

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      RockTom

      I had radiation and ABVD for hodgkins and my teeth are going fast. Mainly from the radiation. So I can't offer anything about the chemo hurting them. I have heard of people that say they only had chemo and their teeth declined.

      18 days ago
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      Skyemberr

      I had chemo and radiation for metastatic colorectal cancer.

      After that I definitely had some problems with calcium leaving my body and I just finished getting about $6000 in dental work. I can't say that I totally attribute all of the problems I had to the treatments, but the health of my teeth declined sharply after I began treatments.

      I did have a met to the apex of my right lung that was treated with radiation. Now I have also had SBRT to the brain. I am not sure how that last part will mess with my teeth at all. I am hoping it won't do as much since SBRT is very tightly focused and I now know to be taking calcium supplements!

      18 days ago
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      NeckCancer

      Thanks for all of your responses! I have passed them along to her and encouraged her to join us here.

      15 days ago