Mar 02, 2011 - 4:28 pm
Hi everyone. My 78 year old father is a 10+ year survivor of throat cancer with treatment consisting of chemo and 33+ radiation treatments. Within the past year or so he began complaining of pain in his throat, difficulty swallowing and episodes of coughing. No tumors were found during diagnostic tests although he has a fair amount of scar tissue in his throat and some stricture as well as a nonfunctional salivary glad. A swallow study showed some aspiration.
Bottom line is this...doctors cannot find a physical reason for the pain. My father said the pain increases as the day goes on and he has very little during the morning when he swallows but most in the evening.
Does anyone have any experience with this or any suggestions on how to help him?