Hi Shane, wishing you all the very best for the 7weeks of treatment, will be following your Vblog. My husband (a fellow Aussi) was diagnised with a stage 1 HPV related base of tongue cancer in june this year and he is currently completing this 7 weeks of chemo and radiation, has 1.5 weeks to go. We live in New York. His biggest issue currently is mucosis and a comlete loss of appetite, getting calories into him is a struggle. But mucosis is a hard thing to cope with, keeps him awake at nights as he constantly needs to clear his throat and the amount of phlegm produced by his throat is massive, like a factory down there. We are trying all sorts of things - salty gargles, Mucinex, humidifyer etc. So far not much is helping. Thanks, M
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Hello, I am new to this forum... In June this year my husband was diagnised with an HPV related cancer of his tongue, stage 1. After consulting with a few doctors, he decided to go with Proton radiation and chemo. The surgery was also considered however due to the risk of bleeding and the area being too close to his vocal cords, he decided against it. We are currently in treatment and he has 1.5 weeks to go. The side effects have been particualt horrific around musocis and a comlete loss of appetite, he lost a lot of weight. Musocis keeps him up at nights and the only way he is able to sleep is by taking olanzapine, which knocks him out the next day too.... Any advice from anyone who have been through this? How to deal with mucosis, anything helps? Salty water gargling is the only thing that was recommended by the doctors, and Mucinex. Thank you, M
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