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adenod cystic carcinoma of parotid

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Joined: Dec 2009

I have been fighting cancer since 2005. I have gone through 3 surgeries, 3 different rounds of radiation, 14 weeks each and 5 days of Cyber Knife. I can't have anymore radiation, so now I am on a Study drug, which I have been on since March of 09. The Dr's say my test show I am stable. My cancer started in the Parotid gland, it has now moved into my nerves on the left side of my face. My eye doesn't close , my face pulls, the inside of the ear stay's so dry and my mouth stays sore and food doesn't taste right. Besides all that I feel pretty good!!! Does anyone know what I can use in my ear for the dryness? Thank you!

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Joined: Apr 2009

For someone with all your problems to say besides that I feel pretty good is what I call a positive attitude. I have a lot of problems with my ears it is not so much dryness but pain from the radiation and the tubes that the ENT put in to drain the liquid so I could hear. I do use a stuff called Ciprodex Otic Suspension 7.5ml it helps cool down the burning feeling, and I can use it with the tubes as it does not affect the inner ear drum. Check with your ENT and see what he think if it might help you.

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