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#183282 07-11-2014 02:27 PM
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Hello all - I am new to the forum, and a new cancer patient. I was diagnosed with Squamous cell carcinoma of the left tonsil. I had the tonsil removed, and the PET scan was clear, but I will be undergoing radiation treatment for 6+ weeks, starting in the next week or two.

My dentist had recommended Biotene products, but after doing a little research and reading some reviews, I learned of the formula changes, which lead me here to this discussion.

I was wondering if there has been any update on the potential new product that might come to market, or from those that really liked the old Biotene products, if any good alternatives have been found. I would like to get recommendations for a toothpaste, oral rinse, and gum.

Regarding the gum, are all gums with Xylitol good, and are there any other characteristics to look for?

Thanks in advance for any advice/recommendations.

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Welcome to OCF!

Regarding the changes in Biotene, here is the Biotene thread. I suggest reading thru the entire thread as several products others have used successfully have been mentioned thru out the thread.

Biotene thread

Last edited by ChristineB; 07-11-2014 03:59 PM.

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

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