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Scarred Larynx #199396
11-07-2019 07:28 AM
11-07-2019 07:28 AM
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Hello,

It has been15 months since my last radiation treatment. As I posted before, I had tongue cancer went through all the weeks of chemo and 49 hits of radiation. I am thankful that my cancer is gone, but the radiation has trashed my voice. I did try voice therapy, it doesn’t help and wanted to reach out to the forum to see if anyone has ideas to help treat the scar pain, and help my voice from sounding like I am 90 years old. I know that the thick saliva doesn’t help my voice too

Thanks,

Bruce


Bruce
Re: Scarred Larynx [Re: BJT] #199462
11-17-2019 03:36 AM
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Hi Bruce,

I don't know how to help with the scar pain, but I'm finding to relieve the thick saliva production is to gargle warm salty water really helps to clear it. I do it whenever I go to the bathroom (Or sometimes kitchen if I'm feeling lazy).

If my throat is feeling sensitive, the I just rinse my mouth out with the warm water. The niggest help is to keep everything as clean as possible.


F 39 x-smoker, rare drink
T4aN1/N2bM0 SCC L lateral tongue &10mm into R
Diagnosed May 20th '19
Pembro trial 5th July '19 2 doses pre-surg 15 post surg
R.I.G fitted 9th Aug '19
Surgery 13th Aug '19 subtotal glossectomy neck dissection RFFR
33 doses RT Start 17th Sept '19
2x cispltin
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Thanks for the advice. I need to get in the habit.


Bruce

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