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Old 04-06-2003, 01:58 AM   #1
Charles Lungren Charles Lungren is offline
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Location: Michigan City, Indiana
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Post Mucous after Radiation for Throat Cancer?

Hi Folks, this is my first time here. In April of last year (2002) I was diagnosed with cancer on one of my vocal cords. Surgery removed three tiny dots and I underwent seven weeks of radiation. It's now eight months later but I often have mucous develope in my throat. After clearing my throat it goes away for a while but comes back. If I take a pill it gets stuck. I don't have to spit it up, clearing my throat and swallowing seems to do the trick.
My question is this; Does anyone know of a solution to this problem; Gurgling with salt water doesn't seem to help? Any advice would be appreciated. By the way I stopped smoking the same day I was diagnosed. Thank You. Chuck in Indiana