Throat Cancer

stottsp Member Posts: 5

My husband has had seven weeks of radiation and seven chemo treatments for throat cancer.  His last treatment was one month ago.  Does anyone know how long it takes for the throat and mouth to heal?  He had terrible mouth sores and has two areas that are just not healing.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.


  • paul61
    paul61 Member Posts: 1,389 Member
    In my case it took about two weeks

    When I had my chemotherapy; (I did not have radiation), I got mouth sores and a very sore mouth after the first few treatments. I used a “magic mouthwash” formula that my oncologist gave me that helped some but it still took about two weeks before I could comfortably eat again. Other folks who have posted here that have had radiation have reported that it can take two weeks to a month before the soreness from radiation improves.

    I hope your husband will be feeling better soon.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Adams

    McCormick, South Carolina


    DX 10/2009 T2N1M0  Stage IIB - Ivor Lewis Surgery  12/3/2009
    Post Surgery Chemotherapy 2/2009 – 6/2009 Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
    Six Year Survivor


  • Deathorglory
    Deathorglory Member Posts: 364 Member
    edited July 2016 #3


    I had pre surgery chemo and radiation.  The radiation basically fried my throat shut.  I had to take liquid morphine to be able to eat.  That cleared up after my esophagectomy.  Hope it goes better for you.