Oct 23, 2007 - 12:12 am
I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions to help my mother. She was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Cancer of the tongue about 2 years ago. She underwent several rounds of radiation and chemo. She still has all the symptoms I have read about on this site ie: difficulty in swallowing, dry mouth, etc. But I have not seen anything about hardening of the neck and throat. If you touch under her chin, from side to side, it is extremely hard, literally like a rock. She was told if she massages it, it will help but it becomes extremely painful after much rubbing and doesn't seem to help. This contributes to the difficulty in eating / swallowing. She has lost 70 pounds. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.