Sharon is a TMJ patient who had both the Vitek (VKII) and Hoffman total joint implants and has had multiple surgical procedures. This year she has been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma. That is a cancer that affects the salivary glands and lymph nodes and it has occurred at the site of the TMJ implants. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and surgical treatment for the cancer. As Sharon states, "it is hard to find anyone who knows about cancer from these implants.” She has asked us to see if there are oral surgeons, physicians, scientists or other health professionals who know anything about a relationship between TMJ implants and cancer.
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