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Posted by Adele Siccama on July 01, 2000 at 12:21:43:

I recently found out that I have a recurrence of cancer and I would really like to share advice, support and information via e-mail to people in a similar position.

I have great support from my family and friends but I really think it helps to talk to people who are experiencing (or have experienced) the same kind of thing.

I first had cancer of the mouth ten years ago when I was 16 which was a rare type called Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. It was successfully removed but would not respond to chemo or radiotherapy. Fortunately they managed to remove it all by surgery and after five years of follow up check ups I was given the all clear.

I am now 26 and recently my left eye began to swell a little and I developed pain in the sinus area down one side of my face. I thought it was just sinusitus but unfortunately a CT and an MRI scan have shown it to be a tumour.

I am trying to find out as much information as I can from books and the Internet
I would especially like to hear from people who have or have had cancer in the head/neck area.

You can either leave your e-mail address
My e-mail is adele@cwcom.net. Hope to hear from you soon!

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