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My husband just finished 6weeks of radiation after having surgery for base of tounge cancer that also grew into the soft palette. He is 2 weeks out of Rads. and the throat pain is starting to subside, but it is still hard for him to eat anything but a liquid diet because he has a "catch"(for the lack of a better word) in his throat that makes food as well as pills get caught. The nurse told him it could be swelling, but he is going to go to the doctor to have it checked out on Tuesday. As anyone else experienced this? If so, what is it? Thanks for your help. This site has been so helpful to me. Cindi
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Congrats to you and your husband.  We are just starting this journey.  He was diagnosed on Feb. 18 and we are scheduled for surgery on the 21st. of March.  Did your husband have surgery?  I'm so worried about that as well as the radiation following.  Any tips?  Thanks.

 

Cindi

My husband and I saw our oncologist today to discuss treatment options.  Still need a PET scan and staging is not complete but he proposed two options.  Surgery using TOR (robotic through mouth) or laser trough mouth with follow up Radiation maybe chemo. or Radiation/chemo. no surgery unless it is not effective.  We don't know which way to go.  Any advice would be appreciated. His cancer is on the left of his throat displacing his tongue to the right a bit.  Thanks.

 

Cindi

Thank you.  I am very new to this.  My husband has just been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma as well.  It took him 2 surgeries, a sonogram and finally a CT scan to get a biopsy.  We won't meet with our oncologist until Thursday to find out the extent of what we are facing, but out ENT who saw the tumor told us it does not involve the larnyx and is pushing the tounge to the right.  Not sure of the lymph nodes yet but one is swollen.  2 weeks ago he had a growth on the salvatory gland taken out that came back benign. His symptoms still persisted so he got a second opinion thank God.  I needed to hear your hope.  How can I best help my husband?  He is 51 years old.

Cindi in Texas

 

 

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