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#148316 - 04/15/12 03:56 PM Mouth Sores
MissBazinet Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 50
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Ok so just finished RADS on Friday. Up until now I've gotten some sores in my mouth that were white in color and didn't get too big that I can remember. Just yesterday I developed clear sores on my bottom lip that seemed to get bigger within a matter of a half hour to an hour. I'm assuming talking and eating irritated them? And one of them was freaking huge!! Today they are all a little different in size, some smaller and some bigger. Has anyone else had these and does anyone have any other information on the kinds of sores we get in our mouth during/after RADS? They're not horribly painful but, hey, they're not fun either. Just REALLY annoying because of the placement.

Miss B
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Female,28 yrs old,Non-Smoker/Social Drinker
T3 N1 M0 SCC Dx 11-10-11
11-23-11 Left Hemiglossectomy
11-30-11 Modified Radical Neck Dissection
01-25-12 Removed another spot on BOT, skin graft (left thigh)
38 RADS Tx Finished April 13, 2012
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#148319 - 04/15/12 05:06 PM Re: Mouth Sores [Re: MissBazinet]
ChristineB Offline
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Ive heard of this with several others. Its nothing to worry about. Dont pop them. They will go away. Rinse 4+ times per day with 16 oz warm water, 2 tsp baking soda and if you can tolerate it 2 tsp salt. If it hurts you can ask for a prescription for magic mouthwash which will numb your mouth for about 2o minutes.
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SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07, no caregiver
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
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7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
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PICC line w/ IV antibiotics 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
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#148337 - 04/16/12 12:25 AM Re: Mouth Sores [Re: ChristineB]
KP5 Offline
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Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 795
Loc: NY
Kevin had this happen with the second round of chemo. Turned out they were cold sores. He has never had them before so we never even thought of it. They gave him a prescription, cannot remember the name now, and they went away quite quickly.
Just a thought.
Kathy
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Kathy wife/caregiver to:
Kevin age:53
Dx 7/15/11
HPV16+ SCC Stage IV BOT/R
Non smoker, casual drinker
7/27/11 Cistplatin, taxotere,5FU 2/3week sessions, followed by IMRT 125cgy x 60 (2x daily) w/Erbitux weekly. Last rad 10/26/11. Last Erbitux 10/27/11
PEG placed 9/1/11 Removed 11/8/11
Clear PET 10/2012

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#148341 - 04/16/12 12:55 AM Re: Mouth Sores [Re: KP5]
MissBazinet Offline
Supporting Member (50+ posts)

Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 50
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Thanks Kathy! I'll give my RO a call tomorrow to see. smile
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Female,28 yrs old,Non-Smoker/Social Drinker
T3 N1 M0 SCC Dx 11-10-11
11-23-11 Left Hemiglossectomy
11-30-11 Modified Radical Neck Dissection
01-25-12 Removed another spot on BOT, skin graft (left thigh)
38 RADS Tx Finished April 13, 2012
Living life in spite of cancer and not in fear of it!

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#148353 - 04/16/12 02:09 AM Re: Mouth Sores [Re: MissBazinet]
Cheryld Offline
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Patient Advocate (old timer, 2000 posts)

Registered: 12/22/10
Posts: 4976
Loc: Toronto canada
Very normal of not cold sores then blisters.. -and definitely do not pop them they will likely resolve on their own! Take care!
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Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan

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