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Is it normal to experience burning in your throat 3 weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?

Is it normal to experience burning in your throat 3 weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?

Definitely, yes: You have received and intensive treatment to your larynx and by default your entire throat is affected. There is inflammation of the mucous membranes or mucositis causing thick, tenacious mucus and alot of soreness. Follow your ENT and radiation oncologists recommendations on how to help this. However, there will be weeks of soreness as it heals. ...Read more

Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more


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Is it normal to experience burning in your throat several weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?

Is it normal to experience burning in your throat several weeks after radiation treatment to the larynx?

Maybe: Throat irritation after radiation can last for a while. It may also be related to acid reflux. Obviously, this should be followed by an ENT who can visualize your larynx with an endoscope. ...Read more

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How can you heal radiation burns inside throat?

How can you heal radiation burns inside throat?

They will heal thems: Any radiation burns heal with time, typically in 24 weeks after finishing radiotherapy. In the meantime you could take some pain medicines or use some local medication for throat pain. Your radiation oncologist can help. He /she is your guide for any problems/issues. ...Read more

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When after radiation treatments to the throat does it normally take to regain your voice?

Months: It depends how much radiation was delivered to some extent, but this is often fairly standard dosing. You should expect hoarseness for 4-6 months in many cases and could be longer. Make sure you keep well hydrated to thin the mucus in your throat and larynx. Keep the humidity high in the home and bedroom. Give it time to heal. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radiation treatments for a cancer of the throat?

What are the side effects of radiation treatments for a cancer of the throat?

Short list.: Side effects include decreased saliva production, throat irritation and soreness with some discomfort on swallowing. Possible hoarse voice from vocal cord inflammation. These are from an oncologist's point of view; for more information contact your radiation therapist. ...Read more

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I had a benign mengimoa 50 % removed then 28 treatments of radiation. Can the radiation cause throat cancer or does it stay only in the head .

I had a benign mengimoa 50 % removed then 28 treatments of radiation. Can the radiation cause throat cancer or does it stay only in the head .

Exposed area: Radiation affects only the area exposed to radiation.If the throat area was not exposed to radiation, you do not have extra risk for throat cancer. Radiation for meningioma was likely confined to the head and throat should not be affected. ...Read more

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What kind of life can one expect after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for throat cancer?

A new normal: After successful treatment for throat cancer patients can have a lot of different symptoms both long term and short term. Dry mouth and dental problems are common, but can be treated. Swallowing difficulties are common. It may take a year to really see the "new normal" speech and swallowing therapy can help. ...Read more

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Took Pantoprazole for 2weeks ending of 2weeks still had burning throat at night. Got switched to Zantac (ranitidine) & not working well. Best medication treatment?

Took Pantoprazole for 2weeks ending of 2weeks still had burning throat at night. Got switched to Zantac (ranitidine) & not working well. Best medication treatment?

See your doctor.: if your symptoms returned after two weeks of pantoprazole, you may need it longer-term. I do not recommend taking it long term unless it has been prescribed by a physician, however. I would return to see your gastroenterologist to discuss it further. In the meantime, follow anti-reflux precautions well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How would one deal with radiation burns from cancer treatments?

How would one deal with radiation burns from cancer treatments?

Topical creams help: Avoid sun exposure to the area. If your physician advises, add thin layers of aloe, hydrocortisone, or silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) creams. If the area is moist (like in the groin area) keep it dry by wearing loose or no clothing over the area. Don't scratch! never go to a tanning bed! ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more