My Dad is 82 years old and discovered he had a growth in his tongue mid-May, 2018. After investigations we now know that his cancer is, according to his consultant, "a big bugger!" and has spread to his lymph glands, vocal cords and because there is not a clear margin the MDT decided not to operate and can only offer palliative radiotherapy to try to make Dad more comfortable and to reduce the size of the cancer.
My question is the amount of saliva that Dad is producing because it is further affecting his already reduced attempts to communicate orally.
Is there anything that can be done to reduce the amount of saliva?
Thank you for reading.