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    I have realized from going through this that everyone is fighting some demon of their own. It may not be cancer but it's their issue and important to them. Helping someone with one simple gesture can make their day. We need more of this.

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    I will have to say that this is way harder to get through than I thought it would be!

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      valeriet

      Yes, it's daunting to say the least. BUT, it's worth it. I'm a 100lb weakling and I did it 20yrs ago.
      Hang in, and good luck.

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

    Flouride treatments? Has your doctor suggested that you have them done?

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      GregP_WN

      My first oncologist did suggest this some 32 years ago, but it wouldn't have helped. Once you lose your saliva glands and have zero moisture in your mouth the teeth are going to be gone. I wasted over 5K on dental work then had it all pulled out a few years later.

      9 days ago
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      shayzzwayzz

      Fluoride is actually poison. In small amounts to brush your teeth is okay, but for treatments it is not safe especially when your immune system is fighting chemo drugs already

      9 days ago
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      po18guy

      Dihydrogen monoxide is also dangerous in excessive amounts. Our food contains it in varying amounts from less than 1% to 99%.

      It's water.

      Post-transplant, many patients lose teeth due to deactivation of salivary glands. Thus, sodium fluoride dental gel is prescribed. Oddly, I salivate like Pavlov's dogs now and have not had a single cavity in over four years.

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

    I have a new mass in my neck. The ENT examined and says we need a PET scan

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      valeriet

      In the meantime, why can't your ENT do a biopsy? That's how my stage III tonsil cancer was confirmed. Good luck.

      15 days ago
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      meyati

      Some insurance won't allow doctors to do that. My family doctor isn't allowed to give shots, biopsies, etc. That can be done at urgent care or ER. I have an unknown problem-and my oncologist asked me if my dermatologist-who is trying to cure the problem was allowed to do a biopsy if the current treatment doesn't work.

      15 days ago
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      Kebohs

      This is unreasonable! You will have to have your ENT contest this determination. Call your insurance carrier every day and complain.

      9 days ago