7 years on from my cancer and I have just been told that I have osteoradionecrosis which requires surgery to remove the dead/infected bone and reconstruct. It started with pain in my jaw, and developed into what everyone thought was an abscess. A month on antibiotics made no difference at all. Excrutiating pain - worse than when I was diagnosed with cancer. I had all teeth removed from the left side ( site of cancer and radiation) two weeks ago, but jaw still infected and oozing continually. I am now waiting for a CT scan to see the extent of the damage , and see my consultant again on 4 January 2011. I feel that I need to know exactly what is nvolved and what the potential outcomes are. Of course I was in shock when I was told so didn't ask much - and wondered if anyone here has had to deal with a similar situation? Would you be willing to discuss with me what happens - even if it is awful? Any help, information or advice would be very much appreciated.