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.
Please clarify. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is a very aggressive form of thyroid cancer. It is rare, highly malignant, and rapidly fatal. Probably the only treatment with any chance of a decent outcome is total thyroidectomy with regional lymph node exploration. Levothyroxine replacement therapy and iodine131 ablation are done 3 weeks after surgery to destroy remaining thyroid tissue, and repeat scan at 3 years.
Depends on the stage. These are fairly uncommon but very aggressive cancers that originate in the thyroid gland, but act much differently than the majority of thyroid cancers, which tend to have an excellent prognosis. If it is not completely localized, a combination of radiation and chemotherapy is usually used.
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.
Throat Cancer. The treatment of throat cancer depends on the location, extent of spread, lymph node and immune status, your state of health and nutrition, and other factors. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are all available depending in the cancer stage and type.
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.
Highly variable. Some cases can be totally cured & others may be fatal within months- it depends on the type of throat cancer, how extensive it is, if it's spread, the type of treatment & the patient's overall health. Adding nutritional supplements & herbs to conventional treatment is very likely to improve the outcome! See http://www. Cancercompass. Com/cancer-guide/complementary-therapies/dietary-supplements. Html.
Many. There are many: for radiation: - sore throat, problems breathing, swallowing difficulty, burned skin, dry mouth, change in voice. For chemotherapy: nausea, mucositis (severe sore throat). For surgery: immediate - pain with surgery - long term... Functional issues with swallowing. So there are numerous side effects... But treatment side effects out-weigh not treating a very treatable cancer.
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.
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.
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.
My wife is recovering from treatment for throat cancer. Her last radiation tx was 4 weeks ago. Can she suck on a throat lozenge?
Of course. She should do that if it helps.
Sure. Throat lozenges can be helpful, stick with the sugar free kind and don't overdo it.
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.