Apr 02, 2005 - 5:36 pm
My husband completed radiation/chemo for SCC of base of the tongue. Since then he has had horrible phlegm. He had to have feeding tube inserted because he lost so much weight from not eating, due to the phlegm. He has a suction machine which has helped somewhat but he just wants to know how long to expect this to hang on, as he wants to eat normally again. His doctors use the standard "everyone's case is different" but don't seem to have any suggestions about medications or procedures to help get rid of this. Has anyone been through this? Thank you.