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sore throat when dry

HEELSPUR
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Joined: Aug 2009

any one experiense dry throat pain on swallowing Im 4 weeks bast 34 rad treatments it is a sharp pain when I eat or drink it appears ok

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Hondo
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Welcome to CSN. I am not sure of the type of Cancer you had or the treatment but remember your body will take a long time to fully heal and there will be times when it appears like you are still having the radiation. This is the way the body has of getting rid of the radiation stored in the cells. If it worried you call you doctor and let him know.

Take care my friend

HEELSPUR
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Joined: Aug 2009

Thanks for reply as days are going by I am seeing improvement,that rad really does a number on ya.
best regards

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Hondo
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You are right the radiation does quite a number on your body but the good news is that the body heals it self even from radiation. You should start to see a lot of improvements but don’t get into to much of a rush. As your body heals your taste will start to come back and the dryness should get a little better. You need to also understand that your new Normal will be different from the old you and a lot of things that you liked before you might not like at all now. What was your Cancer type, did you do Radiation and Chemo.
CSN is a great place to get help and support when needed

Take care and let us know how you are doing

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