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How Do I Get Rid Of Throat Cancer Sores
Do I have throat cancer? I have a lump in the throat sensation. How do I get rid of this sensation and if I have cancer can you kill the mutated cells?
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. I don't know the cause of the sensation that there is a lump in your throat. If you are a heavy smoker or heavy drinker those can increase risks. The only way to be able to tell is to be evaluated. An otolaryngologist can examine the throat (which can be hard for most people to visualize on themself) and determine if there is a mass. If there is, he or she will be able to provide you with a plan to further evaluate your condition. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The throat is a complicated area and is divided into several different areas including the vocal cords, the larynx, the glottis and supra-glottic areas. The cancers in these areas are usually of the squamous cell variety. The distinctions are important as they help to determine the ...Read more
My friend says he has stage one in throat cancer and stage 3 in stomach cancer. He refuses to get treatment. What imight be life expectancy.?
Llkely 20% 5yr life.: The throat cancer may have a decent outlook, but an advanced stomach cancer where the disease has likely spread to the lymph nodes and is one step away from distant metastases has about a 20% 5 year survival at best. This is if the tumor is able to be resected. It is his choice, but it might be good for him to see his doctor to at least find out what can be done to make him comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: Throat cancers are caused by tobacco and alcohol use and the human papilloma virus, hpv. To help prevent it, eliminate tobacco use and moderate alcohol use. Most adults have already been exposed to hpv and don't get cancer, so that part can't be changed (except by getting vaccinated as a child). Check other posts for signs and symptoms of throat cancer.If you have concerns, please see your doctor! ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what kind of throat cancer, the stage of the cancer, the hpv status if this is a mouth cancer, whether you are a smoker or not, what kind of therapy did you receive etc. The earlier the stage the better your life expectancy would be. The prognosis of hpv + associated mouth cancer , non smoker-would be better than hpv negative mouth cancer who smokes and drink alcohol. D/w with md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Soup may comfort but not cure. ...Read more
Not good : Stage 4 any cancer is not good, some better than others. With head and neck cancers though unlike some others, cure is possible with aggressive mutimodality treatment. Usually without any treatment the tumor grows locally, cause local symptoms and metastasize to lymph nodes and distant organs. Consider at least palliative treatment, it can improve quality of life for some time. 6-24 months range. ...Read more
My wife is recovering from treatment for throat cancer. Her last radiation tx was 4 weeks ago. Can she suck on a throat lozenge?
Stage four throat cancer spread to lymph nodes. Smoker and heroin user. Inoperable, no treatment at all. Life expectancy?
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