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Head and Neck Cancer
Archives for December 2007
Help! Severe hearing loss from radiation treatment?
I had about three months of radiation on my neck and chest area in 1991. Last year I started to lose my hearing in my left ear, the same side I was radiated on. I have severe nerve damage and cannot hear at all out of it. My oncologist believes it is a result of the treatment. Has anyone else had this problem?
I am four plus months post radiation following a total neck dissection and have had increasing swelling in my lower face/upper neck on that side. It's been there for awhile, but not really bothering me til the last week, when it's become really painful, tender, and I can now hear my pulse pounding in my ear and bit the…
Just curious, where were you treated?
As I read through these posts, I keep wondering at what hospital everyone was treated at? I was treated at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee by Dr. Jill Gilbert(chemo) and Dr. Anthony Cmelak(radiation). I feel as I truely owe them my life and could not have asked for a more pleasant group of professionals to deal…
I have Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaw. I have a section of my left mandible that is dead bone from radiation. The Drs have pulled most of my teeth & want to remove that section of bone & replace with the small leg-bone in the calf. Has anyone had this post-radiation side effect and gone through this operation? Am told it is…
My father was treated for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Anterior Tongue with Radio, Chemo and Brachy therapy. However, the cancer has recurred and extends to the base of the tongue touching the epiglottis. The size is 5*4*3cms. A couple of doctors say nothing is possible and we have to just treat the symptoms but the main…