Throat Cancer


Hello All:


Looking for some help.  My husband 74 diagnosed stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma three years ago.  40 radiation treatments and chem recurrence in March of 2017.  Radical tonsilectomy and neck dissection.  Healed now but oh my goodness trouble all over the place.  Easting becomes more and more of a challenge and dry mouth.  I think that probably has a lot to do with the swallowing difficulties. He has tried every over the counter thing out there.  There was a suggestion by his cancer surgeon a while back suggested an Rx but didn't seem to enthusiastic about the med.  I guess side effects but I don't have a name.  Have any of you had any experience with this.  Does anyone know the drug name?


Thanks so much


  • jakesaround
    jakesaround Member Posts: 34
    Sorry your husband is having so many issues...


    I am sorry to hear that your husband is having so many problems and such a difficult time eating. I dont have any personal experience with the saliva boosting medications that you are asking about. But i did take a quick look for you and found these two prescription drugs available to use.

    - Pilocarpine (Known as Salagen)


    - Cevimeline (Known as Evoxac)

    I hope this helps.