Re. mouth care. My Onc nurse has also warned me about TCH causing discoloration of teeth (something to do with enamel renewal) and recommended Tooth Mousse. The pharmacist confirmed that it has an ingredient that isnt in any tooth paste. Its tricky to find, but dentists sell it I believe.
Sorry thats not about mouth ulcers!
I have just been using bi-carb rinse but Ive been lucky so far. x
Dx LCIS Dec 1997, Dx IDC, DCIS, bilateral LCIS Oct 2005 er+pr+her2-
Bilateral Mastectomies, expanders and silicone implants
Hope your ulcers go away soon, they're definitely not pleasant
Diagnosed April 2006,Lumpectomy,17 of 25 nodes positive, chemo, radiation. Finished treatment March 07
Diagnosed July 2012 cancer of mediastinal(nodes around lungs and heart)pelvis and spine. Up for the fight!
I would ask onc about your sore throat.
During chemo I got a sore mouth/throat, neck glands and tonsils.
If ever in doubt ask your dr...eg there are many reasons like reflux from chemo, oral thrush???, or just redness....
Hope it improves
When I have chemo that may have mouth ulcers as side affects, during chemo I eat icypoles, ice, slushies whatever I feel like. This helps prevent them.
I could get it from Freemasons Clinic chemist and I would guess others have it too.
I got sick of doing salt water rinses and the Peter Mac one at least has some taste.
I rinsed 3 - 4 times a day, depending on meals.
I didnt get any ulcers until after my last chemo when I stopped the rinses too soon.
For a quick fix...( but beware it stings like a b%#ch!!!!) put a touch of vegemite on them...
again... IT STINGS LIKE A b%#ch!!!! initially but seemed to clear them quicker than anything
else I tried..... and, I tried hard, they were even on my tongue and even to talk hurt heaps,
as tongue rubbed on teeth...
You poor thing, they are another crappy side effect
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dx May 06. IDC 1.5cm & DCIS 5cm - Triple Neg - grade 2, 2/15+ nodes
FEC x 6 - skin and nipple sparing bilat mast with silicon gel implants
Dx 31/05/11, RB skin sparing mast with silicone implant 21/6, DCIS approx 15cm, IDC 3cm grade 2 stage 2 ; 2/13 nodes, ER/PR+,HER2-, Ki-67+ : TAC x6, Radiation x28. Hormone therapy to follow. Tamoxifen May 2012- July 2012 - Stroke July 2012 switch to Femara Oct 2012
Dx 20 Sept 2006, 2 cm IDC + DCIS, 1/16+ node, ER+, PR+, HER2-, 4 AC, 4 Taxol, 33 rads
CFEM Trial 5 years Arimidex, 5 year SOLE trial Femara
Dx Aug 2016 neuroendocrine cancer in pancreas, mets to liver, abdominal nodes, hip, skull, scalp and breast.
I we'd Biotene toothpaste & mouthwash as well - I gargled frequently!
Salt water & bicarbonate soda gargle can help also. Definitely let your Dr know as soon as possible.
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4 x AC, 4 x Paclitaxel
LB Mx 22/09/11. 14cm ILC 4/10 Nodes positive ER+, PR+, Her2 Neg
Rads Tamoxifen + Zoladex. Next RB Mx & Recon.
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