Throat swelling

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Does anyone have some tips to help with the throat sweeping from radiotherapy. 

cheers

  • Hi  

    Do you mean swelling rather than sweeping? Are you still under treatment or recovering? 

    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

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  • I’ve just started my treatment 1 down /7 weeks to go and my neck is already showing signs of swelling up  was wondering if ice chips/cubes were of any use to help 

    still new to this so not up to speed on the technical details 

  • You should be under the care of an extensive team and the radiographers who see see daily is a good place to start. Tell them how you feel at every session and if you need anything they will pass this on.

    Have you been given an assortment of creams and mouth sprays? I was given diprobase to moisturise with but found that too greasy so switched to Cetraben.

    Contact your Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) too.

    wondering if ice chips/cubes were of any use to help 

    When my RT started I got alarming swelling under my chin ...the submandibular salivary glands.

    These are hit and destroyed fairly quickly by RT and some of us seem more sensitive than others. I'm not sure that Ice Chips wool help but do ask at your next session

    Where are you been g treated?

    Dani 

    Base of tongue cancer. T2N0M0 6 weeks Radiotherapy finished January 2019

    I wrote a blog about my cancer. just click on the link below 

    https://todaymycoffeetasteslikechristmasincostarica.com 

    Macmillan Support Line - 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week between 8am-8pm

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