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Torn artery in neck

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My husband was treated with tumor removal, neck dissection, free flap reconstruction, and 6 weeks of radiation. His treatment was conlcuded 12 months ago. He started having severe onset headaches after working out and stretching out his stiff neck....we went to a neurologist that diagnosed a tear in an artery in his neck and put him on a blood thinner to avoid stroke. Has anyone else experienced this due to radiation of the neck? Thanks for any feedback you have. Sdawe

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I had suffered from a blood clot in my arm, which they believe was caused by the port-o-cath or by the tissues from the neck rad. I was informed that cancer patients/survivors have a higher risk of blood clots and that this should be monitored as a routine. Good luck to you and your husband.

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