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    Go t MDANDERSON. .

    December 09, 2015 view post
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      Hi Michael- I too had thst after radiation.  I used a suction machine, which you can get through home health places.  It really helped clear that junk until things get back to normal.  Biotene (dry mouth over the counter stuff) also helps moisten your mouth.  Drink as much liquid as you can.  Be patient, it should improve soon.

      October 29, 2015 view post
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        Time, time, time.  Your body has just been bombarded with "poison" to kill the cancer. Which by itself would cause fatigue since chemotherapy unfortunately doesn't just kill cancer cells.  Healing takes rest. Don't be afraid to rest!  When I finished my treatment (radiation & chemo) I too was done in. My physician sent a physical therapist to start me on a regime of strengthening exercises, increas...

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          Get to a University Hospital that has a dedicated "Head and Neck" team.  The best are: MDAnderson, Houston, TX Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, New York Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Most University Hospitals have "head and neck" surgeons but the other necessary team members are not always at the center but in private practice in the community.  Head and Neck cancers are relativel...

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            First off, I hope you are being treated by a major University Hospital with a dedicated "head and neck" team.  I researched and found several that truly specialize in head and neck cancers. As for losing a portion of the roof of your mouth, I have lost it all!  I hope you can find a "dental oncologist" who has vast experience with this process. (dental oncologists are dentists, with prosthetic as well as m...

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              I was treated for squamous cell of maxillary sinus.  Went through pre-op clinical trial as well as post-op radiation and chemo.  My doctors at MDAnderson do not recommend automatic placement of a peg tube unless the patient is unable to eat or drink or has too much weight loss for the same reason your tumor board folks stated.  Your swallowing muscles will atrophy (like any other muscle) with out use. ...

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                MD Anderson is absolutely the very best for Head and Neck Cancers.  In fact, there are only a few Medical centers in the country that actually focus on Head and Neck Cancer. I was initially worked up by a Head and Neck Surgeon (different from an Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor) at a major University Hospital in California. He proposed a treatment plan that included multiple other medical professionals, Dental O...

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                  it takes time for taste to return.like 6 months to a year and longer.  Be patient

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                    Hi- I donated equipment to Ronald McDonald House on Holcomb Blvd. near MD Anderson.  I had an apartment in Houston while having treatment and also had food left when I returned home. They were so happy to have un-opened food as well as the equipment.

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