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Jazzy_bear04 t1_iz0mh0j wrote

yeah my grandma was diagnosed a year ago and the treatment is genuinely awful. I can’t remember exactly why but due to her treatment she can no longer produce saliva, meaning she will most likely never be able to eat dry foods again, as well as having a bunch of other issues now. It’s always so uplifting seeing advancements to really help patients :)


AndIHaveMilesToGo t1_iz0wc9y wrote

My understanding is (and I could be totally wrong so anyone else feel free to correct me) is that radiation treatment targeted at the throat often times kills the salivary glands