My.dear mum (previously active & healthy 73 yr old) was diagnosed with T2/3 oesophageal cancer in February after experiencing swallowing difficulties. She is undergoing 2 rounds of chemo (one day's IV then 3 wks oral) before reassessment with a view to surgery. She was pretty poorly the first week and a half but since then is mostly just extremely tired and not suffering unduly with nausea or sickness thankfully.
My main reason for writing is that her swallowing seems to have got considerably worse since the chemo started and I wondered if others had this experience too? It seems slightly easier early Inthe day eg breakfast but by teatime she is basically having to liquidise everything and even then often not managing. Does anyone know if the chemo exacerbate this for some reason?
Any help or advice would be very much appreciated indeed.
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