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Stage 4 Throat Cancer 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 moreGet help now ›
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
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
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 moreGet help now ›
Stage four throat cancer spread to lymph nodes. Smoker and heroin user. Inoperable, no treatment at all. Life expectancy?
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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 moreGet help now ›
Depends: That depends on how advanced it is locally and if it has spread to other organs like the lungs. Also depends on overall health of the person. If this question refers to you, then please consider going to a cancer center that has experience in treating head and neck cancers (to find out if it is really inoperable and to hear about all treatment options and clinical trials). ...Read moreGet help now ›
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
Be there: Don't share stuff you read on the internet or try to figure out the medical stuff. Be ready to help the family out. Transportation and errands often tricky during times like this when a family member is down. Hope the surgery is successful. If tobacco was a factor and you use tobacco, stop now is solidarity with the person you care for. Remind everybody that throat cancer is not contagious. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My grandfather has just been diagnosed with stage 3 throat cancer, he already has sever diabetes, how much longer does he have? Please tell me.
Many factors : God only knows. No one can tell you how long? An oncologist may be able to give you an estimation. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I'm an 18 year old male and i've been smoking about 4 cigarettes a day for 2 months, if i quit now will i get throat cancer?
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