Hi Christine,

It was actually the cancer center who suggested swallowing honey 15 minutes before and after radiation. They didn't specify what kind but I had some local honey. I use it myself because I've heard it helps allergies and other things. So he has actually been using that. I hadn't heard about manuka honey until you mentioned it but we may try it.


Significant Other diagnosed in May: SCC Right Lateral Tongue , Right Floor of Mouth. Surgery July 30, 2019: Subtotal Glossectomy. Right Mandibulectomy, Extraction of All lower teeth. Removal of Right Lymph nodes; SCC in 4 of 23 Lymph Nodes, Reconstruction using tissue and bone from forearm and tissue from thigh.
Former smoker: 30 years and family h/o Cancer
Radiation began 9/6/19 and chemo 9/11/19.
Finished treatment in October 2019.
Awaiting CT Scan.