my dad is having trouble swallowing anyone get this?
Yes if it gets to bad they can go in and dialate his esophagus
he has been doing so good with treatment what can help?
Smaller bites. Meat and bread are the worst. My husband is looking at going back will be 3rd time in 2 months.
it just started today
Slow down water tends to go down easier.
what is causing this to happen
Not sure in your case but in ours the tumor is constricting the esophagus
see he has no tumor by there just in the lung
Thats great. Mine has one in rigjt lung and one up by bronchial and artery.
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 I ended up with mouth sores from pineapple - strong citrus acid with certain chemos are not a good mix.
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.
If he is having radiation that could be the problem, talk to the doc.
Yes. My dad was having trouble coordinating his breathing and swallowing but is no longer a problem.
yes radiation every day chemo once a week
I'm sure that is the cause of swallowing problem the radiation oncololist warned my husband that could happen.
thank u we will talk with them in the morning
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.
thank u and your in my prayers '
May I know how old you are ?
Tyana Frizzell you had lung cancer at 29 ?? gosh. I was double ur age.
yep I found out in January. I just had my 29th birthday a few weeks ago
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.
Yes, my husband's radiation oncologist warned by husband about the radiation causing esophagitis. Give the radiation oncologist a call. They can help.
Yes, my father has had a feeding tube since January because of this
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.
now is him able to swallow ?
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
really torturing. How old i him ?
He is 65 now. Diagnosed with his first cancer at 62. Now this is his 3rd cancer.
Kathleen Frazier Not too old, still can pull thru. Why kind hearted people always suffer.
I used iceblocks and ice creams numbed everything as they went down
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.
when i had radiation and chemo at first i had a hard time swallowing food even pop it passed thou.
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.
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
3 months after chemo he will be able to swallow.
Yes mine is from the radiation I had. Gets better over time. Just chew more and have smaller sips and bites.
Ok they gave him some medicine to drink before he eats. He said tonight it helped