Does anyone with lung cancer have trouble swallowing?

my dad is having trouble swallowing anyone get this?

Catherine Palacios
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Yes if it gets to bad they can go in and dialate his esophagus

Vickie Everett
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he has been doing so good with treatment what can help?

Catherine Palacios
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Smaller bites. Meat and bread are the worst. My husband is looking at going back will be 3rd time in 2 months.

Vickie Everett
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it just started today

Catherine Palacios
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Slow down water tends to go down easier.

Vickie Everett
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what is causing this to happen

Catherine Palacios
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Not sure in your case but in ours the tumor is constricting the esophagus

Vickie Everett
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see he has no tumor by there just in the lung

Catherine Palacios
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Thats great. Mine has one in rigjt lung and one up by bronchial and artery.

Vickie Everett 3 years

Has he received radiation treatments in the area? If so, it can affect the esophagus, making swallowing painful. Personally I had this issue, and now on chemo from time to time I still do- like now. Eating some fresh pineapple helps to some degree. And my oncologist gave me a prescription for Fluconazole. It has always helped me before. Could be worth asking doctor about. Hope your dad starts feeling better soon

Deborah Ritchie 3 years

Deborah Ritchie I ended up with mouth sores from pineapple - strong citrus acid with certain chemos are not a good mix.

Patty Delarosa 3 years

I am so sorry pineapple did that to you. And you are 100% right, some things are not a good mix. We just have to find what is right for us as individuals. I hope you are feeling better and the mouth sores have healed.

Deborah Ritchie 3 years

If he is having radiation that could be the problem, talk to the doc.

Kathi Holder
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Yes. My dad was having trouble coordinating his breathing and swallowing but is no longer a problem.

Jennifer Reaves
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yes radiation every day chemo once a week

Catherine Palacios
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I'm sure that is the cause of swallowing problem the radiation oncololist warned my husband that could happen.

Kathi Holder
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thank u we will talk with them in the morning

Catherine Palacios
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I have the same issue. I have radiation and chemo. They game me the magic mouth wash and carafate and that helps. Take smaller bites and swallow with water. İt hurts a lot and makes it hard to eat.

Tyana Odom
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thank u and your in my prayers '

Catherine Palacios 3 years

May I know how old you are ?

Victor Sutherland 3 years

29

Tyana Odom 3 years

Tyana Frizzell you had lung cancer at 29 ?? gosh. I was double ur age.

Victor Sutherland 3 years

yep I found out in January. I just had my 29th birthday a few weeks ago

Tyana Odom 3 years
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catherine, at this point in his treatment, it might be easier to make your dad some protein shakes or even just ice cream shakes with lots of calories in them, much easier on the throat and soothing. My husband is drinking those, his throat hurts too from the radiation.

Kelli Ashley
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Yes, my husband's radiation oncologist warned by husband about the radiation causing esophagitis. Give the radiation oncologist a call. They can help.

Kathleen Frazier
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Yes, my father has had a feeding tube since January because of this

Mandy Jeffries
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My husband had a feeding tube also for almost 2 years. It relieved alot of stress and allowed him to heal without anxiety about eating.

Kathleen Frazier
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now is him able to swallow ?

Victor Sutherland 3 years

Yes, he got a pacemaker a year ago after the radiation damaged his heart. About 3 months later he started feeling better and started eating so they were able to take it out 6 months later. Also he takes high doses of prilosec, took zantac and his esophagus started to heal. He was struck again with cancer last october, 2 months after they took the feeding tube out. He completed sbrt lung radiation 3 weeks ago. Cruel, cruel disease

Kathleen Frazier 3 years

really torturing. How old i him ?

Victor Sutherland 3 years

He is 65 now. Diagnosed with his first cancer at 62. Now this is his 3rd cancer.

Kathleen Frazier 3 years

Kathleen Frazier Not too old, still can pull thru. Why kind hearted people always suffer.

Victor Sutherland 3 years
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Smoothies!

Tina Hicks
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I used iceblocks and ice creams numbed everything as they went down

Sue Harrell
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My issues started to the end of radiation therapy. I was put on "magic mouthwash" which helped some and liquid morphine. Ice cream, sherbet and bone broths really went down easily.

Stephen Friedman
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when i had radiation and chemo at first i had a hard time swallowing food even pop it passed thou.

Jack Chandler
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Yes between chemo and radiation it hurts him. And the belching is constant. He finds milk helps and protein drinks like boost but yet nothing too thick. And small small cut up food now. Along with the magic mouth wash. It helps somewhat. Nothing has made it fully go away.

Alisa Cahill
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My husband did chicken noodle soup, i took out the pieces of chiken as he had a lump after treatment and any meat was hard to swallow and protien shakes special k or ensure. Prayers

Robin Rosa
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3 months after chemo he will be able to swallow.

Victor Sutherland
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Yes mine is from the radiation I had. Gets better over time. Just chew more and have smaller sips and bites.

Deborah Aragon
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Ok they gave him some medicine to drink before he eats. He said tonight it helped

Catherine Palacios
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