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#201215 02/09/2022 3:18 AM
by Pigdoc
Had throat cancer in 2017 (1" lesion on tonsil). Started with radical neck resection surgery, followed by 8 weeks of concurrent radiation and chemo. All went well for 14 years. Now, a lesion had been found in the gum area of front lower teeth, Squamous cell carcinoma. Doc said that this is a slow moving cancer that will require extensive oral surgery. Proposed removal of cancerous lesions with large margin, also removal of all lower teeth and removal of the front 1/3 of jaw bone. Doc will do a bone graft from my fibula to replace the jaw bone removed. Hopefully, will have dental implants if jaw bone graft is successful. Naturally, this both disappoints me and scares the h.... out of me. Has anyone here gone through similar situation? Thanks in advance.
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#201233 Feb 19th a 05:36 AM
by ConnieT
we ended up on the 2nd round of cancer at Mayo clinic. Univ of Iowa was not able to do treatment. So far, he has been cancer free for 1.5 yrs. Wishing you the best. The doctors were great at Univ of Iowa but not experienced with this cancer near his TMJ. He ended up with proton treatment at Mayo.
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