Taste is wacko & dry mouth - my 1st post
I am a new cancer patient and have been reading up on some posts within the HNC Board.
Back in January 2021, I was diagnosed with & had surgery to remove a metastatic melanoma cancer of the anterior neck lymph node along with some oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Four weeks of radiation and started immunotherapy every 2 weeks using Opdivo administered through a port.
Five months later, June 2021, I had surgery to remove another malignant melanoma lymph node on the left side of my neck.
No more radiation was recommended but continuing with immunotherapy of Opdivo AND the medication Yervoy with treatment being pushed out to every 3 weeks.
Difficult to put a date on this but I have lost my sense of taste whereas everything tastes like sawdust (an analogy from another post). Impossible to ingest any normal foods at this point.
I had a G-tube put in on July 7th and take all my daily nourishment via nutritional drinks prescribed for me.
After losing 50 pounds (222 to 172) my weight has stabilized using the G-tube and have noticed an additional 4-5 pounds.
I’m reading here 2-3 times weekly to see in there is any new information on how to improve/speed up regaining my taste!
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