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    blond_ambition asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    My grandfather has a large open wound on his neck due to radiation. Is this normal?

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      carm

      Hello, I can tell you as an oncology nurse that those wounds are more common than you realize. Follow the advice of the oncologist and be vigilant in those dressing changes. It is never easy to do those wound changes. It seems everytime you remove that old bandage the wound morphs into a different shape and appearance. My heart goes out to you. Best of luck to you, Carm.

      over 4 years ago
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      JoeTEMT

      My radiologist insisted I use Aquaphor on my face and neck after each radiation treatment otherwise skin might break down! Ask about that.? It is like a big jar of Vaseline! The was from Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital! They know their stuff !!

      about 4 years ago
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