Nov 23, 2005 - 10:23 pm
My 66 year old brother is currently undergoing radiation treatments. He had small tumors on his vocal cords and in the back of his mouth which were removed surgically in September. His throat is very painful and he can't eat or drink anything. He had a tube inserted in his stomach last week. He was dehydrated and had lost 34 lbs. He has now gained 3 pounds. Next week will be the last week of 35 radiation treatments. He is wondering how long it will be before he can expect to be rid of the severe throat pain. He can't even swallow what little saliva he has. Any responses from people that have had the same experience will be greatly appreciated.