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    Effects on blood sugar - My Dad has lung cancer and it's in one of his lymph nodes. He's doing radiation 5 days a week and chemo once a week. The chemo is Taxol and Carboplatin. He is also diabetic. Any idea how it will affect his blood sugar? I understand everyone has different effects but any input would be appreciated.

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      DaveWaz

      Your blood sugar question would be go to post to the network using the "Ask Network" feature.

      about 5 years ago
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    Radiation effects on the esophagus

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      staci3

      Thank you for the information drummerboy!

      about 5 years ago
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      retro1931

      I have lung cancer and had to quit the radiation as it burned my esophagus after three weeks. I had to be put on PTN through an IV for nutrition and it took about a month before I was able to swallow without the pain and eat again.

      over 4 years ago
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      shhwee

      I have Brain cancer but they treat the whole spine as well as the brain, so I had this issue as well.

      His doctor was right about the pin feeling when swallowing. The pain was horrible... I did find though that bread-like foods and milk were the only things that didn't feel like acid going down. During that time I ate tons of plain popcorn and mashed potatoes!

      Now, almost a year out of radiation I'm able to eat anything I want and have no pain. Best of luck!!!

      over 4 years ago
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