My sister has been diagnosed with stage 3 oesophageal cancer.She has just finished a first round of Chemo and Radiotherapy at the start of January 2023.
She has an NJ fitted due to weight loss and is also encouraged to swallow soft foods to keep the throat working 9often using Oranmorph 20 mins approx to smooth the way first!) however she is still suffering greatly from this terrible burning sensation with pain on swallowing .Even water does this.
How long might this affect last?
Does anyone have any different ideas I can suggest to her to help?
Sorry that read that your Sister is struggling with this discomfort and that you have not received an answer to this question till now.
I want to bump your post up in case anyone else can help you,
Please ask your Sister to speak with her cancer Nurse, they should be able to help further, Alternatively give Macmillan a call on the number in my signature as they may have some advice to offer?
Best of Luck
Having had 30 sessions of radiotherapy, I came out with the ng tube, after 4 weeks it was removed and I found swallowing sore and uncomfortable, I ended up trying warm water with a bit of sugar in to smooth it out, must say that it worked for me, all the best.