Apr 18, 2008 - 12:12 pm
I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in Feb. of 2004, had a radical neck dissection in Mar. 2004, had 33 radiation treatments, last one being 06/20/2004. I haven't had any further problems with the cancer since the treatment. I now have a problem with my left jaw. My Doctor tells me that the radiation treatment restricted the blood flow to my jaw and since I have a metal plate in my jaw where they put me back togeather, I am very susseptable to infection. I saw another specialist and he suggested I take "Hyper-barric Oxygen treatments" to increase the bloodflow in my jaw, then eventually remove the plates that hold it togeather. I kind of feel like I have beat the cancer and now the treatment is going to get me. Has anyone had similar problems?