Head and Neck Cancer Support Society Blog Submissions
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Do you suffer from Oral Thrush; I know I have, I tried different oral rinses prescribed by my doctor but found that because of my oral cancer treatments many solutions were too harsh on my tongue, gums and mouth in general. I also found that after weeks and weeks of rinse treatments combined with tongue brushing/scraping the thrush had not gone away. So I want to share with you what has worked for me. “Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil”
In June 2015 I noticed what I thought was a canker sore on my tongue. I finally visited a doctor at the local MediCenter and was advised a referral was necessary to see a cancer specialist.
Ouch. Cancer “really….”
I have experienced the healing the power of belonging to a peer to peer support group. After my radiation and chemo treatment for tongue cancer my speech language pathologist suggested I join a group for cancer patients with swallowing issues and I am so glad that I took advantage of the opportunity.