Excessive Mucus with Esophageal Cancer

Posted by russparsons @russparsons, Oct 26, 2021

Does anyone suffer from excessive mucus after eating or drinking. I was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer one year ago. I started off with chemo, which did nothing and was switched to Keytruda every 3 weeks which has worked wonders. I am still stage 4 though. I was told that what I have is treatable, but not curable. I guess I can live with that. I have this excessive amount of mucus when I eat or drink. Does anyone else have this, and if you do, how do you deal with it?

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Hello @zenobiar,

With your first post, 3 days ago, you became part of the Esophageal Cancer support group. So please go ahead and post any comments or questions you may have.

I'm wondering, is Esophageal Cancer a new diagnosis for you? If you have had surgery or other treatments, feel free to share those as well.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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I had an esophagectomy five years ago and am still dealing with the mucus. I am starting a new drug to see if they can dry me out so that I won’t make so much mucus. It doesn’t seem to be related to food. I had chemo and radiation prior to the surgery. I’ve also had endometrial cancer and lung cancer all three from different organs, not related to each other. I had surgery for the one and more radiation for the lung cancer. They tried to remover the upper right lobe of my lung but my stomach has adhered to my lung so it was not possible without losing what I had.

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@funnyface101002

I had an esophagectomy five years ago and am still dealing with the mucus. I am starting a new drug to see if they can dry me out so that I won’t make so much mucus. It doesn’t seem to be related to food. I had chemo and radiation prior to the surgery. I’ve also had endometrial cancer and lung cancer all three from different organs, not related to each other. I had surgery for the one and more radiation for the lung cancer. They tried to remover the upper right lobe of my lung but my stomach has adhered to my lung so it was not possible without losing what I had.

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Wow... you are some living miracle! You've certainly done your share of suffering too! I cannot imagine the mental and physical discomfort you've experienced with these 3 cancers. So... the major culprit being the lung cancer... and treatments for this? Most I counsel I just have them use Mucinex... but guessing you are a few levels past that. And usually time takes care of our mucus issues as the irritation from radiation and the esophagectomy goes away. Usually a nasty cough for a bit too.

So... how's your weight? How are you sleeping? How old are you? Much love to you!

Gary

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My mom had mucus with radiation treatment.
After a month or 2 (after treatment) it went away. Then she had surgery so. No mucus after that.

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@funnyface101002

I had an esophagectomy five years ago and am still dealing with the mucus. I am starting a new drug to see if they can dry me out so that I won’t make so much mucus. It doesn’t seem to be related to food. I had chemo and radiation prior to the surgery. I’ve also had endometrial cancer and lung cancer all three from different organs, not related to each other. I had surgery for the one and more radiation for the lung cancer. They tried to remover the upper right lobe of my lung but my stomach has adhered to my lung so it was not possible without losing what I had.

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I'd like to add my welcome @funnyface101002. Have you had genetic testing done or been investigated for Lynch syndrome?

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