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What Should I Expect After Radiation Therapy For Head And Neck Cancer
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
What is the average life expectancy or duration life for a head and neck cancer patient who has been treated with radiation?
Diet with radiation: Because radiation therapy to head and neck often has a profound effect on the ability to ear, loss of appetite, nausea and subsequent weight loss, the patient must be treated to prevent mal-nutrition. Often a stomach tube is inserted so a nutritious diet can be given during the radiation therapy period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my mri of head and neck, it was noted that i ve empty Sella, what are the causes of it, i ve only had Ct scans but no injury, or radiation therapy?
GiddyYap,Clyde!!!!!!: Quote:"Empty sella syndrome is where the pituitary gland shrinks or becomes flattened, creating a void in the boney sella turcica("Turkish Saddle")wherein it resides at the base of the brain. ESS can be found in the radiological workup of pituitary disorders,or as an incidental finding." So, it all depends on why they took the MRI, what symptoms you have.I'm sure your doc will discuss it with you ...Read more
I keep hearing nightmares about whole head radiation therapy is it that bad for you for small cell lung cancer of the brain?
Not always: A lump in the neck can be due to infection, fatty tumor, enlarged salivary gland, and sometimes due to cancer too. A lump which continues to grow in a high-risk person (male, smoker, alcohol user, tobacco chewing, poor oral hygiene/dentition) without any signs of infection should raise concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thoroughly: The issue or area of concern (e.G a visible neck lump, sore throat, or hoarse voice) will be directly examined by your physician (often by a laryngoscope). The next step is biopsies and scans (ct, mri, pet). The final diagnosis is made by reviewing the biospy specimen by pathologists and sometimes running special tests like the hpv test for viral linked cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is a solitary focus of increased activity in left lateral rib. I have head and neck cancer. Is it possible that my cancer has spread to my bone?
This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more
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