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hilde451
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Hello Everyone: Just want to give you all a bit of information and hope it helps.
my name is Hilde and I was diagnosed with Non=hodgkins follicular lymphoma stage 4.
That was after surgery in 04 and then did 22 radiation treatments to the left cheek and neck. then was in remission for 41/2 years and it came back on the right side.
Surgery again and it was in my bone marrow. So stage 4.
I have found Biotene dry mouth toothpaste and they have spray and gum. It helps me tremendously. Hope it helps someone.
Hilde

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Scambuster
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Always good to hear what works for this problem. I hope you are doing well now.

Scambuster

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hilde451
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Thank you Scambuster. At this time I am in remission. I did a thing called Zevalin December 23, That was after doing 8 chemo sessions. Dry mouth will never go away there are times if I dont drink enough I can not even swallow my food. But coming along. I do a scan in November. I just thought I would post what I do. I really swear by this toothpaste and the gum. They also have mouth spray too. Can not hurt to try it.
Hilde

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Pam M
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What is Zevalin? No radiation? My next scan is Nov. 15 - hope we're lucky together. Thanks for the helpful hints - always appreciated. Glad to hear that you're still making progress.

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hilde451
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I want to explain what Zevalin is. It is a Radioactive treatment. It sure was scary for me.
I do my next cat scan Dec. 1st , it came in the mail Saturday. So we will see how that goes after 6 month when I had the last one done.
Hope you are doing well. Hilde

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Hondo
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Thanks for the up-date and all the best with the treatment

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Tricia02
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Joined: Mar 2009

my oncoman here in UK recommended zapp gum, which is manufactured in the states and I am having trouble getting hold of it, seems they dont export, weird! Anyway it has no aspartame, no sugar, and no sorbitol - sounds perfect considering I have teeth problems and I hate to have aspartame and sorbitol. If anyone is using this product I wud luv to hear.

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