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Which one is the best treatments for anaplastic throat cancer ?

Which one is the best treatments for anaplastic throat cancer ?

Anaplastic thyroid: Anaplastic thyroid cancer is rare however it is a very agressive type of thyroid cancer. The best treatment is surgery- with total removal of the thyroid gland and resection of the lymph gland on the neck around it. Radiation therapy following surgery is given for local control.For advance stage- chemo vs. Clinical trials using medicine eg- sorafenib/tyrosine kinase inhibitor or m-tor inhibitor ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What kind of life can one expect after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for throat cancer?

What kind of life can one expect after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for throat cancer?

A new normal: After successful treatment for throat cancer patients can have a lot of different symptoms both long term and short term. Dry mouth and dental problems are common, but can be treated. Swallowing difficulties are common. It may take a year to really see the "new normal" speech and swallowing therapy can help. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for throat cancer?

What are the treatments for throat cancer?

Surgery/Radiation: Depends on many details. "throat cancer" encompasses many different sites. Depending on where the tumor is and how advanced it may be, your cancer team might recommend different options. In general, cancers can be surgically removed with or without radiation afterwards or they can be burned out with radiation +/- chemo with surgery reserved for tumors which don't respond well. ...Read more

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Throat cancer life expectancy with treatment?

Throat cancer life expectancy with treatment?

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 more

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The throat cancer treatment soursop and cancer cure?

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

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What are the side effects of throat cancer treatments?

What are the side effects of throat cancer treatments?

Many: Radiation will cause a sunburn type reaction on the skin. It will cause a mucositis or inflamed linings of the throat. There can be change in taste, dry mouth and tooth decay. All this can lead to trouble swallowing and pain on swallowing. With chemotherapy all of these are amplified. Many medicines and rinses are available to help these symptoms. Good news is most symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What is the life expectency for a person with stage 4 throat cancer who is refusing treatment?

What is the life expectency for a person with stage 4 throat cancer who is refusing treatment?

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

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What is the standard treatment for someone recently diagnosed mouth/throat cancer?

What is the standard treatment for someone recently diagnosed mouth/throat cancer?

Depends: If surgically resectable, then take it out. If not, and not metastatic, chemotherapy and rt. If surgery is done and node positive, postoperative rt +\- chemotherapy. If metastatic, chemotherapy alone. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a benign mengimoa 50 % removed then 28 treatments of radiation. Can the radiation cause throat cancer or does it stay only in the head .

I had a benign mengimoa 50 % removed then 28 treatments of radiation. Can the radiation cause throat cancer or does it stay only in the head .

Exposed area: Radiation affects only the area exposed to radiation.If the throat area was not exposed to radiation, you do not have extra risk for throat cancer. Radiation for meningioma was likely confined to the head and throat should not be affected. ...Read more

Anaplastic (Definition)

This largely relates to cancer cells and is a description of how variant the structure and division pattern is from normal cells. An anaplastic cells has weird internal componens, sometimes extra nuclei, and a bizarre pattern of division. They are usually more rapidly dividing and are a serious type of abnormality ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Throat Cancer (Definition)

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