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    I was diagnosed HPV positive by biopsy into left neck lymph node on Oct 31, 2013. I felt the hard lump in Sept. Treatment of 8 weeks of radiation(M-F) and 8 rounds of chemo (Urbitux - every Friday) started around Christmas, with PEG tube inserted middle of December.    After four years - cancer free. PEG tube was in until a few weeks after I started eating solid food again middle of March.    &n...

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      Susan, Thanks for your reply. My dentist that I have now seems to think I'm ok for now but I'm going to take your advice and find a dentist that has experiance with this type of cancer. Rick

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        Wildog, I'm due to have my mediport put in tomorrow. I will be going through IMRT therapy. I'm told its similar to Tomotherapy. The hospital I'm at (Beaumont in Troy, MI) is on the leading edge of treatments and therapies from everything I've read so far. Fortunately its also close to my house so the 35 treatments that are scheduled shouldn't be too bad to get to. I've ordered Jason's Aloe Vera rinse/ toothpaste/ ...

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          Im so sorry to hear that Missy. My condolances to you and your family.   Rick

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            Mimmilyne, I have just been diagnosed with the same type of cancer your husband had. I am due to talk to an Oncologist and Chemo doctor this week. My ENT who refered me to the doctors at the local hospital is talking about a 50% loss in salvitory glands (dry mouth) and taste. This is I believe conventional radiation plus chemotherapy.   How is he doing now? What type of treament did he do? How bad were the...

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