Interesting article on recurrence

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  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
    Yes, interesting

    Article deals with people getting different cancers, mine have all been in my head, all scc.  I have perineural involvement and I think those little buggars just keep running up an down my nerves until they find another place to rest.  The only one that could not be biopsies was base of skull.  That was #4 and was taken care of with Cyberknife.  I haven't bothered getting mammograms or colonoscopies since my last diagnosis, terminal.  It looks like there are a few more articles on NBC site about cancer and recurrance.

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    wow, that's scares me more

    wow, that's scares me more than anything!  but if we're making so much progress, why is the increase so high?  just makes me wonder.

    dj

  • stephenaudrey
    stephenaudrey Member Posts: 32
    KTeacher said:

    Yes, interesting

    Article deals with people getting different cancers, mine have all been in my head, all scc.  I have perineural involvement and I think those little buggars just keep running up an down my nerves until they find another place to rest.  The only one that could not be biopsies was base of skull.  That was #4 and was taken care of with Cyberknife.  I haven't bothered getting mammograms or colonoscopies since my last diagnosis, terminal.  It looks like there are a few more articles on NBC site about cancer and recurrance.

    perineural involvement

    Id be very interested to know your story because I have perineural squamous cell cancer also.  I had symptoms - facial paralysis which was mistaken for bells palsy.  My Dr told me I have extensive spreading.  I finished 33 radiation treatments 9 weeks ago.  Did you have radiation therapy?  Did you have IMRT radiation machine?  How  long after treatment did you have a recurrence?  What treatment did you have for the recurrence?  Was your cancer  originally a skin cancer or a mouth cancer?

  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
    the article

    Have not read this particular article yet but have been several others recently.

    You can be sure recurrences are happening more often now because more people are surviving their original cancers.