But it's too early to make blanket recommendation, expert says
by NeneH on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:00 AM
by nic70 on Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:00 AM
by Kaemac on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:00 AM
My husband's oncologist ordered insertion of a feeding tube early in the treatment stage so when his throat became too sore to eat we could feed him liquid nourishment through the tube. We also put his pain medication through the tube and it was a godsend. He lost very little weight because of the tube and it was removed as soon as he could start eating again. About a month or so following his last radiation treatment. The treatment was an ordeal but it has now been 16 months since he completed radiation and there is no sign of recurrence or metastasis so far. He had Stage 3a inoperable NSCLC. We also used a form of lidocaine that he swallowed just before eating and that helped. The "magic mouthwash" did not work for him as it gave him nausea.
by Dustydragon on Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:00 AM
by jeffs58 on Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:00 AM
You might want to try "oralbalance" products. They have a mouthwash, toothpaste and dry mouth moisturizer and all are over the counter. A toothbrush is still very hard to use so I use my index finger. It seems to help me to keep my mouth as clean as I can. I finished 7 weeks of radiation therapy and Erbitux one week ago. Belive it or not but sips of Coca-cola seem to help my dry mouth but not too often.
by Kaemac on Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:00 AM
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