Jan 27, 2002 - 9:51 pm
I'm looking for any input from those who have had radiation treatment for squamous cell cancer (tongue and throat) - for my 76 yr. old father. He had intensive radiation about 18 months ago and is still suffering with heavy mucous production, which he coughs up frequently. Due to this, he still essentially drinks Boost or Ensure and almost no food. We were told that he would always have the dry mouth, but I'm hoping there is something we can do about the horrible coughing and his lack of appetite. Any advise or wisdom would be greatly appreciated.