Teeth problems after childhood leukemia (ALL)

feather80
feather80 Member Posts: 11
edited March 2014 in Childhood Cancers #1
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

Comments

  • mm91174
    mm91174 Member Posts: 6 Member
    HI FEATHER
    MY NAME IS

    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 [email protected]
  • feather80
    feather80 Member Posts: 11
    mm91174 said:

    HI FEATHER
    MY NAME IS

    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 [email protected]

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