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Prognosis For Stage 4 Throat Cancer
Obviously Not enough: This topic should be covered as part of sexual education for teenagers. I am treating now a very young patient with hpv+ tonsillar cancer. The incidence of hpv+ head and neck cancer continues to increase and this is not something that can be underestimated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Grandmother in remission from stage 4 throat cancer. She has feeding tube & can't eat anything. She's been only having ensure. Is this healthy & ok?
Ensure: Something is better than nothing. Enssure is not a complete meal. ...Read more
Stage four throat cancer spread to lymph nodes. Smoker and heroin user. Inoperable, no treatment at all. Life expectancy?
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 husband has stage 4 throat cancer. They have found a large mass in his lung, and a smaller one in his stomach. What are his survival chances ?
Need further details: Patients with head and neck cancer have often concomitant new diagnosis of lung cancer; in certain clinical situations it may be important to differentiate if the lung lesions are new cancer vs. Spread of the throat cancer; discuss with your treating oncologist; in general if throat cancer has spread to multiple organs the treatments are palliative (not curative);. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother is a stage 4 throat cancer patient, and she is also a new trach and peg tube patient. we r having trbl with peg and food leaking/staying dwn?
Speak to the surgeon: Whoever put in the teach tube and the peg tube has to revise things so there is not much if any leakage. Sorry about that but has to be corrected pronto. ...Read more
How can I help them with this situation?they r going to rush copley in aurora illinois 2mrow for throat cancer surgery? they were diagnosed 2/4/15
Cancer development: Cancer comes in many different "flavors" that can be variable in the specific time course for development. Most throat cancers require several genetic changes over many years or deca. Once the genetic changes occur, it still takes often years before the cancer reaches a size to be detected. So, behaviors or exposures in younger years (smoking, for example) make the difference in later cancer rate ...Read more
Throat cancer: Hello, the most common type of throat cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer is very dangerous because it spreads so quickly. However, there are a few important variables that affect each patient individually. First where is the cancer originating? If it comes from the vocal cords or from the tongue. This is very important. Also the grade of the cancer itself. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Mechanical irritation of the throat is totally unrelated to the development of throat cancer. Previously most throat cancers were caused by poor nourishment from alcohol plus smoking. With the appearance of the HPV virus, this probably is a major implication in the appearance of squamous Ca of the throat. ...Read more
Soft diet needed: Because there is often pain on swallowing with throat cancer, a soft diet is a must. This allows the patient to get the calories their bodies need. They need to avoid acidic foods, raw vegetables and fruits and not use tobacco products. Diet supplements as you se advertised on tv may be necessary. ...Read more
Start with an exam: You should see your primary care provider, who will listen to your sysmptoms and perform a throat examination. If necessary, your pcp will refer you to a otolaryngologist for a more comprehensive exam. ...Read more
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