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Advice for throat cancer, dad struggling to eat or drink

19 Sep 2021 09:20

Hi everyone.

we've recently found out my dad has throat cancer we are still in the early stages and are still waiting to see what treatment ect is his going to have. 
my dads in a lot of pain and is unable to eat he has been given shakes and liquid things bu the last few days he is struggling to even swallow fluids due to the pain Does anyone have any advice on what we can do? I'm already worrying his going to lose weight which isn't good as he is already tiny but now struggling to drink is going to make him worse. Any advice would be grateful appreciated    Thank you.

Advice for throat cancer, dad struggling to eat or drink

20 Sep 2021 08:07 in response to Lisa_89

Hi Lisa

My brother had throat cancer and when he couldn't eat or drink he had a feeding tube in his tummy for a while with a peg on it. I think it's very, very important that you let the doctor know today that he isn't eating or drinking. 

My brother had all the treatment and has been cancer free now for six years.

Advice for throat cancer, dad struggling to eat or drink

20 Sep 2021 08:22 in response to Jaybee123

Yes I did think that would be the next Option. I'm going to phone today.

thank you! 
that's fab to hear your brother is cancer free! Gives me some hope! Thank you 

Advice for throat cancer, dad struggling to eat or drink

20 Sep 2021 11:26 in response to Lisa_89

Hi ,my husband has voice box cancer and has had radiotherapy and now had his voice box removed .waiting now for a valve to be fitted so he will have a voice and hopefully speak .he also went through not eating and drinking and had a rig fitted  .please ring the cancer nurse team where he is attending he must not get dehydrated .his hospital will fit a rig in tummy and supply ensure liquid food and drink. You also have surport of the cancer nurses you can ring 24 hr someone is always to help you . ♋️

Edited on Mon, 20/09/2021 - 13:51 by Moderator Ben, Hospital name removed in line with forum terms and conditions