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Adrienne, Alumna Mentor (@adriennef)

Soft Food Suggestions

Head & Neck Cancer | Last Active: Jan 9 9:21am | Replies (21)

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Since June my husband has had a tube. He still takes very little by mouth, as the latest round of radiation completely blew out what was left of salivary glands. He is still able to chew and swallow, but it has to be something that won’t stick to his teeth. We’ve found that foods which contain their own moisture are best. You really enjoys watermelon, peeled and deseeded cucumbers and peeled seedless grapes.His cancer is Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Spindle Cell. The radiation was directed at his neck, not his esophagus.

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That is a very interesting observation! I also can’t eat food that sticks to my teeth, but never put my finger on that reason. That’s really helpful! Have you been able to manage his feeding tube well? Does he miss eating by mouth at all? I know it is a hard transition.

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