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posted by Nick Groom
25 July 2022

After effects of radiotherapy and chemo for throat cancer

Last reply: 1 year ago

Has anyone else on this forum undergone radiotherapy, chemo and had a trachea tube fitted as part of treatment for throat cancer? I finished the treatment 12 months ago and had the trachy removed 6 months ago. Since then I have developed internal and external lymphodoema. I also experience considerable pain and discomfort. I cant seem to get any answers as to how long the lymphodoema will last and whether the pain is normal. Any thoughts welcome

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commented by Cancer Nurse
02 August 2022

1 year ago

Hi Nick,


Thank you for your posting to the online community. I am sorry that you have not received any replies yet and I do hope that you will receive other replies.


I am sorry to read that you have developed internal and external lymphoedema since completing treatment for throat cancer. The impact of side effects such as lymphoedema can vary for different people. You have mentioned that you are experiencing considerable pain and discomfort, it is important that you are reviewed regularly by your team for this.


We are all cancer nurses on the support line, if you would like to discuss this in more detail please contact us on the Support Line, 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Alternatively, you can email us at


Kind regards,


Cancer nurse

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