Feb 11, 2014 - 2:20 pm
Back in 2007, I started having issues with orange juice and other citrus. I didn't think anything of it because I had just changed allergy meds. Later that year, I was diagnosed with tonsil cancer. After surgery and treatment, I could have citrus again. I read online somewhere (although I can't find it now) that citrus sensitivity is a symptom of tonsil cancer
Jump to summer of 2012. This is when I started having a sore throat and swallowing issues due to radiation scar tissue.Eventually, I couldn't handle fruit anymore, because it hurt my mouth too much.
December 2013, by this time, even ranch dressing and Greek yogurt is painful. And, I was diagnosed with cancer again. (wasn't radiation scar tissue after all)
Today, I had my first soft food after surgery and my rebuilt esophagus - Greek yogurt. Yesterday, I had cranberry juice. No pain whatsoever.
Did any of you experience this kind of sensitivity before diagnosis? If it happens to me again, I am going to insist on a PET.