CSN Login
Members Online: 17

Teeth problems after childhood leukemia (ALL)

feather80
Posts: 11
Joined: Apr 2009

Hello,

I'm 28, I had ALL leukemia when I was 6.
I have got 4 bottom teeth (molars) who don't have any enamel left on them at all. I think my teeth have been like that since I was 16 or maybe younger.
The dentist said that I had teeth of an 80 year old.
I have the feeling that it must be the chemotherapy when I was 6 years old that destroyed the enamel on my teeth.

Does anyone else have this problem?

Thank you for your replies
Feather

mm91174's picture
mm91174
Posts: 6
Joined: Nov 2009

HI FEATHER
MY NAME IS MIKE
THAT IS A FAIRLY COMMON LATE EFFECT FOR US A.L.L SURVIVOR .I HAD A TOP DENTURE BY THE TIME I WAS 18 AND BOTTOM DENTURE BY 25. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOUR STORY ITS HARD TO FIND SURVIVORS THAT ARE EVEN CLOSE TO MY AGE. TO MAKE A VERY LONG STORY AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE I'LL TELL IT LIKE THIS. DIAGNOSED AT 18 MONTHS OLD IN 1976 WENT THROUGH ABOUT 12 YEAR WORTH OF CHEMO "3 RELAPSES" AND MINIMAL RADIATION "THANK GOD". IF YA WANNA SWAP STORIES FELL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT mm91174@yahoo.com

feather80
Posts: 11
Joined: Apr 2009

I would be delighted to talk to you. Let me know if you get this message

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network