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Elizabeth 1978
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Joined: Jun 2012

Hi everyone I need your help, I taken my hubby to hospital as his right cheeck was swallen n apparently he has an infection apparently a collection of fluid(puss). Surgery is risky n he is under care of doctors has any one had this happen to them and if so please help me.

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Joined: Mar 2010

What is the rest of the situation? I tried to read up on your husband's situation, but there is no history on your bio to read. If you're hear, this is cancer related. but can you give us a few more details so we can understand where the problem came from? Thanks.


Elizabeth 1978
Posts: 20
Joined: Jun 2012

Ok Bernard has squamous cell carcinoma on the head and neck, in may he has major surgery to remove tumor and he had muscle remove from his chest to cover the space which was left in side his mouth . He has had 6 weeks of radiation and 2 rounds of chemo,at the beginning of October he had a scan done and it show it had reoccur or the cancer had come back, the ENT told us it was inoperable as the tumor is close to the main vein and that it had spread to base of the skull. I had then after so many delays and mistakes from the hospital went back to our gp and asked me to get me a 2nd opinion, we had that one and he asked if they done a biopsy and a pet scan and I told him no but he then had a swallen cheek and it was not coming down so I took him to ER. They did a scan and it show there is a collection of puss in the muscle near the main vein but none of the drs are willing to do anything because it's a higher risk. There is other ways but I've been told we have to asked the drs but to expect the worse.

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