Nov 29, 2003 - 1:20 am
My uncle was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of the tonsil in August. He has finished his radiation treatment and has 2 more chemo treatments left. He is doing worse now I think after the treatment for some reason. I am wondering if anyone has had the same problem after their treatment was over. His mouth is so swollen and sore that he can barely open it. The doctor's thought he might have thrush and now they think it might be some form of herpes in his mouth. They are treating him for both, but the medicines haven't made any improvements. The doctor's can't see in his mouth well enough to really know what's going on. If anyone has had any similar problems or knows that this is normal, I would appreciate your input. I feel so horrible for my uncle b/c he thought when the treatment was over that he would start to feel better and it has only gotten worse.