Stage iv head and neck cancer prognosis

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I have been around the cancer scene, beginning with a breast cancer diagnosis much like yours in terms of stage and aggressiveness. I have had chemo, also TAC, hormone treatment, (which is not indicated for you) and radiation. Over the past three years since first diagnosis My cancer has advanced and spread and I have had more treatments, both with chemo and radiation. And then of course surgery, a total mastectomy. Chemo can be repeated or switched, but once you have an area radiated, i.
I have a copy of the PET scan, and will post it below. Can anyone give me an idea of what her prognosis might be with and without chemo and radiation therapy? Procedure: PET whole body Indication: Left Lung Mass Findings: There is a left hilar mass with abnormal activity identified in multiple locations above and below the diaphragm. A dominant left hilar mass has an SUV measurement of approxiamately 12-15 SUV.
My surgery is scheduled for October 12th. Everytime I read these posts and am amazed how 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer and then I just realized how many have to go through biopsies, mri's etc. and find out they are benign. It seems to me that breast cancer whether benign or not will probably effect every woman one way or another. That is sad. God bless you on this thread. Your burdens seem heavy, so glad you can support each other.
hi it nice to hear that there others getting the same symptoms as me,im a 42 year old male it all started 7months ago i stood up and went completly dizzy to the point where everything was blurred and couldnt focus at the same time i got real bad heart palpitations and the blood drained from me and i was shaking,after a while it passed but since then ive been left with the strangest symptoms which seem to change a lot i would get pressure in my neck and head and feel like something was crawling a
Your story breaks my heart as I lost my 14-year-old dog, Chica, to this exact disease on January 4. The vomiting is so awful to watch in the end as it just goes on and on and on... There are many anti emetic meds to try. Has your vet not prescribed anything? Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood.
I have no fever although I have had a headache the past few days primarily with pain and stiffness in the back of my head and neck. However, I do get bad headaches and stress disrupts my neck and shoulders so I don't know if it is a symptom or normal. I also have a sharp pain that comes and goes in my lower back/rear toward the left side. I am tired, but not extremely so and figured it was just winter.
For the past 5 months I have had dizziness every day, more like waves of dizziness that roll over me and especially when I turn my head to the left or right. I have this constant pressure in my head and rarely will I get headaches. My eyes feel weird and I don't really know how to describe the way they feel, I just feel kind of out of it. I also have this almost constant fatigue. I went to the Dr and he thinks I have a sinus infection from rubbing my eyes too much which sounds crazy to me.
I read Dr. Susan Love's Breast Cancer book. It has a lot of information in it. Best of luck and as a breast cancer survivor recently said to me, before you know it, you'll be feeling really good and this time of your life will just be a memory.
I know that he was just the relayer of the question but it really goes to the diagnosis and prognosis of this thing. Who really wants to know that. I know my stage and type (IIIC Clear Cell) but really don't want to know prognosis. I've read the odds, read pretty much every recent medical journal article but don't want a personal opinion on this for me from a yankee stranger or even my doctor right now. My Surgery I was Scheduled for surgery on Thurs. Oct.
However, only a biopsy of the tumor will confirm presence or absence of cancer. Early stage Head and Neck cancer (including that of the vocal cord) is treatable in a majority of cases with a multi-disciplinary oncology team approach. In rare cases, infection or granuloma may mimic a malignant growth. In your case, there is a strong temporal association between the endarterectomy surgery and appearance of your hoarseness. Also, the doctor "cannot see the tumor".
All I know is that I need to find out what causes this because it is starting to freak me out. I have always been in good health and Cancer and Diabetes are the only diseases in my family history. And that doesn't happen until they are 55 and older. If anybody has any information that could help, please resond. And If I find anything out I will too resond.
She actually had a massive MI and had been giving her meat on each tray/meal.They gave her a med IV and 2 mins later she coded. I will always they did something. I have the peace that she is no longer suffering and now can eat ALL the meat she wants even those awful chitterlings.
But I have been poked and proded SOOOO much that my viens are literally scarred over and the only viens left are ones I have purposely saved for emergency, in my neck and ankles. The Drs here ALL say that each and every illness is immune related but are ALL isolated instances! I am SOOOOO FRUSTRATED I can hardly see straight! This is supposed to be the best place in the WORLD to go to! I KNOW INSIDE that there is a root cause they are not finding! I feel it inside.
I get this felling in my stomach like a numb felling and it goes up to my head fast and my vision gets blury. So i start to get scared and my heart is raising all the time even when i sitting around. I cant sleep cause i get this numb felling in my chest like i cant breath and there is something rong with my heart. I twitch out of my sleep with this pain it wont stop every time i want to sleep im scared. I dont no what to do and if anyone can help me.
All different specialists seem to have a different prognosis and the recommended pills over the years have not really done any good. None of them seem to relate to the closure of the windpipe and cant give me a straight answer when I ask them. Has anyone an answer or better still has anyone else had this problem.
My elbows, my shoulders joints and bicep muscles, neck. My knees the back of them feel tight and swollen. Pop when I bend them and hurts! Where your foot creases and bends with your leg burns, tearing. Nthing in my toes yet Thank God. Its so bad I cannot even lift up my two yr old with my hands I have to use my forearms thats only if my shoulders and elbows don't hurt at that time too. I am a 29 yr old female, active, thought I was healthy.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
I have a friend who has Stage IV mets to her spine that are inoperable and she is taking femara as well as Vicodin and Methodone for pain. I saw her today and she has lost a lot of weight but is still working. She told me today that her Dr. told her she has hips that look like swiss cheese due to the holes in them from the cancer. Does anyone have any experience with these conditions and what they say about her prognosis.
Just reading everything I was only reading cancer patients of women and with gloters and hashimotos. I was concerned I was the only male with normal test results beside this papillary stuff. I saw an endo and 3 other surgeons (2 Navy ENT surgeons and 1 Civilian ENT) We decided to go with the civilian surgeon becuase he was able to answer our questions and we didnt have to drive 300 miles to get this taken care of thru the Military (since I am in the Navy too).
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22 Think I must have slept for over 7hrs last night, feel a bit fluy and head a bit wooly, arms and legs ache a bit, energy low, but after the last week what can I expect, the birds a making a lovely racket this morning ( chorus anyone ).And blimey even a small thing like having a good old stretch is so pleasurable 7 DAYS 2 hrs NOW. ( CLEAN ).
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Stage 0-1. People are different. I work in a hosptal ICU, 8 years and have seen 1 liver cancer from HCV and the patient was a heavy drinker. All the HCV patients I see in the ICU with GI bleeds, cirr. are actively drinking heavily. I am not saying this virus is a good thing to have, I am treating currently. I just want people who want to wait for less toxic drugs not to bee so fearful if their liver can wait.
3months later, after they convenced her that she would be fine and alot of it was anxiety, she went back to the doctors for head aches and neck problems. this doctor put some dye in her spine and found all her problems. stage 4 breast Cancer with a mass that went from her neck to the bottom of her right lung. She died on Nov 4th, 2010. I've had stomach problems for ten years. blood preasure problems for two years and now my heart is skipping with light headedness.
He had an ultrasound/doppler of all my neck and lower head done in lieu of another MRI or MRA (said those were good for acute care, but not necessary for ongoing treatment). He said that the area where I dissected is stable and should be scar tissue by now. No reason to worry about blood pressure when exercising anymore. That I should not worry about where the dissection is but instead about the health of the rest of my vascular system.
I have met a few people who have chosen to die instead of treating their cancer or getting transplant. While it upsets me terribly, it is their life and their choice. Right now I need to focus my energy on fighting my liver cancer. I have another chemo treatment on Wednesday and I am psyching myself up for it. This is a fight for my very life. Whether others agree or disagree with the choices I have made or make, I am the one who will have to deal with the consequences of my decisions.
The reason dogs with kidney disease eventually do this is because their bodies are becoming so full of toxins they become nauseous - and this is the time to get your vet to prescribe anti-nausea medication and IV fluids, assuming your dog by then has stopped drinking properly. But that's for the future ... for now, you are doing all the right things.
) He told me that I have a torn ligament from all of the coughing, and because of the torn ligament, my hyoid is not being held in place properly and is getting caught on either a tendon or some cartilage in my neck when I move my head, etc., and is also rubbing on neck structures and maybe nerves which is causing pain to radiate from my neck to my mouth and tongue region.
The amount of humilation if had Dentists tell me they can't treat me because it's to complicated and MY INSURANCE is an HMO and this and that____ Just have a plan of action and a sincere prognosis!!
He has been diagnoised with Neurblastoma (most aggressively form of childhood cancer and also know as the sneeky cancer). He is stage IV. The tumour is 14cms in his abdomen, a gland in his chest, a glad in his neck and the his spine are all affected. Very poor prognosis. However Alex started chemo about 6 weeks ago now and has just finished his 5th cycle (every 10 days) with 2 more to go. This week the hospital took scans and more sample bone marrow to see if the chemo is working.
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