May 08, 2010 - 6:51 pm
My husband has laryngeal cancer stage 2, no nodes, no cartilage, no cord involvement. However, the reason we even discovered it was because he started having ear ache and sore throat. He has had pain level 3 to 8 for 4 months now. After going to a pain clinic he was put on long acting morpheme, short acting morpheme and neurontin with only minimal rusults. His pain is from a huge amount of swelling around the cancer area. He hasn't started treatment yet but will begin chemo/radiation soon. I am a bit of a vitamin/herb freak so got him some slippery elm lozenges today. It's too soon to tell if the lozenges will help. My question is has anyone tried herbs for any of your fazes of treatments? I read that Milk Thistle is great for cisplatin because it protects the liver. My husband also has early cirrosis due to having had hepB many years ago. So I am concerned about protecting his liver. And what have any of you done for pain?