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FIL has stage 4 OC #199610
12-16-2019 06:47 PM
12-16-2019 06:47 PM
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New to the forum. About 20 years ago I saw my FIL as a patient. We asked him to stop smoking his pipe for two weeks so we can see how the tissue rebounded. Never saw him again. He now has stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma and is in radiation tx. They are foregoing chem and surgery due to his age. He also has advancing dementia. It’s hard to watch because I know things only get worse. This forum will be really helpful!

Re: FIL has stage 4 OC [Re: Skithlake] #199613
12-17-2019 07:11 PM
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yeah, I was on faculty at a dental school and told husband that I had seen lesions in 17 yr olds from chewing tobacco. ah, it will never happen to me. took awhile but it sure did. stage 4a BOT cancer. so far, he has beat it but i wouldn't wish the treatment on my worst enemy.


Spouse of 58 yr old with BOT cancer
Stage 4a HPV16 positive
3 chemo treatments cisplantin
35 radiation treatments 7000 cGy
former smoker/chewed tobacco for 38 yrs.
1/2020 diagnosed with cancer near TMJ
4/2020 chemo 5 days every 2 weeks
6/2020 proton therapy
9/21/2020 cancer free

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