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Im I a candidate for dental implants if I've had cancer?

Dr. Atcha

Question: I was diagnosed with colon cancer a little over a year ago and was treated with Xeloda and my last treatment was in February '08. I am cancer free but continue to do cat scans every 6 months for the next four years. Having said that, do I qualify for upper dental implants?

Dr. Atcha: Yes, you are a candidate for dental implants. I am glad your condidion is better now. If you have good bone and are in excellent health otherwise there are no reasons for you not to go with a dental implant treatment. However when choosing an implant dentist, please be sure to find out their level of training and how much experience they have with dental implants. Always consult with your physician when seeking extensive dental care and get a medical clearance.

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