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oral cancer and the crazy phlegm?

Hi, I'm Tomvb

anyone had the insane membraane phlegm start up after treatment/ It is horrible. After 2 bad seizures, i wetn to the ER because a call to the on call voa doc disappointed me as he told me that phlegm issues were radiation and he was chemo and no he did not have thier phone number (important doctor and all that.) only to go in the ER and get treated like i dunno what. I fell sound asleep from finally getting soemwhere I could be revived if I had another phlegm seizure, He told my wife, in essence, cancer ess no my job mang." I found out today he should have called the very on coall radiation doc and worked something out.

lazy lazy lazy lazy. I’m sure it’s easy to look up the buff, sure of himself ER physician, who told me he "job was saving lives,’ although when he was saying it he was cleaning up a dude who’d been on the wrong side of a fight.

ANYWAY, thanks to Mr. Lazy, I totally will report this GAP in CARE or denial of benefits due to outright lazyness. And Mind you, i’m a full paying customer, from the insurance premiums to the copays, I am caught up and don’t need this.

I am certain that Anthem did not get the most bang for its buck last night.

  • Post #1
  • Sun Aug 25, 2019
Hi, I'm Tomvb

sorry for the bad typing…7 months of cancer and treaments have worn down that skill

  • Post #2
  • Sun Aug 25, 2019
You don't fight cancer; you just weather it. - Anya Miller

Hi Tomvb,
No one who hasn’t been through what you’re doing can truly know what it’s like, so don’t apologize for the typing. Hope you get some relief from those symptoms. I found SalivaMAX helped a bit when my phlegm issues were worst. Baking soda and water may also help a bit.
Drew Boswell

  • Post #3
  • Sat Aug 31, 2019
Hi, I'm John K G.

Try salt water rinse, that helped me.

  • Post #4
  • Sat Sep 7, 2019
Hi, I'm John K G.

For dry mouth, Bioteene gel works great for me. j\Just one drop and it’s gone.

  • Post #5
  • Sat Sep 7, 2019

My husband is recovering from oral cancer and had a terrible problem with phlegm. He rinsed with baking soda and distilled water for months and that was really the only thing that helped. He rinsed and spit almost constantly it was so bad but the only thing that would help him. He’s been out of treatment now for 5 months and still uses it due to dry mouth and habit. Hang in there, it does get better. Hard to think that it will right now but it does!.

  • Post #6
  • Mon Sep 9, 2019
Hi, I'm Daniel T B.

Thanks for all who gave remedies. I’ve had problems with phlegm since I started radiation and chemo for esophageal/lung cancer so anything that helps and doesn’t come in pill or tablet is very welcome.

  • Post #7
  • Thu Sep 12, 2019
Hi, I'm Cheryl

I’ve had chemo and radiation for lung cancer and following that a year of immunotherapy. Daily I have very thick phlegm which is very hard to cough up. Is this the same problem you are having?

  • Post #8
  • Sat Sep 14, 2019

Although I always manage eventually to cough up the phlegm, it
-sometimes takes quite a while - more than five minutes — and it can get exhausting as the coughing continues. Once I get rid of most of them phlegm, I find that a dose of Tussin, or a Mucinex pill, helps keep me clear for most of a day or night. Salt rinsing also may be helping, although I use that primarily to keep my gums toughened. I’m going to try Biotene, suggested by one of the posters to this discussion. So far as lung cancer is concerned, I’ve remained cancer-free for nearly five years after radiation and chemo. Only in the past six months or so has phlegm become a bothersome issue, and my COPD probably is a factor in that.

  • Post #9
  • Sun Sep 15, 2019
Live everyday being hapoy. Don't waste them being sad!

I hate the phlegm. I can never get rid of all of it. I wake up in the mornings and my chest is so tight I can barely breath. I have to wake up an hour before I can even move around much because I get short if breath and can barely breath. I hate it!

  • Post #10
  • Sun Sep 15, 2019

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