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Topic: Tooth damage.

Forum: Radiation Therapy - Before, During, and After —

What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2019 04:58PM

Sheba55 wrote:

This is really strange. Finished rad 3 weeks ago. But during the last week of it right after the treatment my lower lip swelled up. It went down within the hour. Next day told them about it. Of course they said no way rad could do that. This AM I woke up with a toothache and 3 capped teeth I had were silver. Those teeth are all in a row. I'm kind of freaking out here. Its like the enamel color melted off. Going to dentist tomorrow. Anyone ever hear of this?

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Oct 20, 2019 09:32PM AliceBastable wrote:

It's worth investigating, of course, but not everything that happens to our bodies from here on out is related to breast cancer or treatments.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Cancer's a bitch, but I'm a bigger one with more practice. Dx 5/2018, ILC/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/10/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/7/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 20, 2019 09:46PM jessie123 wrote:

No - never heard of that. Let us know what the dentist finds on Monday.

Dx 11/2018, LCIS/ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/21/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 4/15/2019 Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 21, 2019 12:01AM Yogatyme wrote:

Sheba, that is bizarre!! I have several porcelain crowns and have had actual nightmares of that happening. I will be curious as to dentists eval.

Yogatyme Surgery 3/3/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/13/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right

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