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Mouth cancer after radiation-lymphedema

jabernacky
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Joined: Nov 2003

My husband had mouth cancer and was operated on in May. In July and August he had radiation and about a month ago he developed lymphedema. He was going to a therapist who massaged his face but it didn't seem to help about a week ago his face swelled so much that it burst through his incision on his neck and a few days after that another eruption occured with yet another break in his incision. All this was on the same right side. Now his left side is starting to swell and I wouldn't be surprised if it if it errupts too. Has anyone else have this problem or know anyone who does? The doctors don't seem too concerned about it....but we are!!!

cindycg
Posts: 2
Joined: May 2004

I AM TOTALLY UNDERSTANDING WHAT YU ARE ALL GOING THREW, I HAVE HAD THE RADIATION GO THREW MY NECK AND HAVE BEEN ALMOST SEPTIC, BUT THET WERENT REALLY OVERLY CONCERNED, WICH UPSET ME SO MUCH. MY ADVISE TO YU IS IF THER NOT CONCERNED THAN RAIZE HELL & AND MAKE THEM LISTEN! NOW MY WHOLE LEFT SIDE OF MY NECK AND FACE IS SWOLLEN AND THEY SAY DUE TO RADIATION, MY JAW BONE IS INFECTED, I DONT HAVE MONEY AND MY INSURANCE IS NOT PAYING, I WISH YU LUCK AND STAY STRONG AND SPEAK UP!

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