Stage iv head and neck cancer prognosis

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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn The level you have given suggests she is in stage 4, the final stage of kidney failure. The prognosis is very poor, so this may best be a day-by-day assessment. If she deteriorates suddenly, then maybe I would opt to consider euthanasia - not something easy to consider, I know, but it might be appropriate if things get worse.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have been resting for nearly 3 weeks and am not feeling myself. I have head pain, pain behind my left eye , general fatigue and have had a couple incidents of memory loss. ie; i could not remember my street address. I am still unable to go through a normal schedule for a day and have maybe a 2 hr window of energy in the mornig before needing to lay down again. what is going on, what can I do to recouperate faster. the doctor has recommended I see a neurologist.
Avatar n tn 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.
314692 tn?1214084110 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.
Avatar n tn 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".
653618 tn?1260607243 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
211940 tn?1267884866 pain as described was crippling me got to the stage i couldnt pick my head up off the pillow and loss of feeling in fingers and thumb. dr sent for xray of shoulders and neck within 3 days he told me it was cervical discs pinching nerves,arthritus etc but pain is caused by deep muscle spasms.he prescribed a muscle relaxant tablet (baclofen) and i took 3 per day for 2 weeks it eased off and did the trick.
1063463 tn?1302278219 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn Then, just two days ago, another episode and fainting spell. Unfortunately, I went head first and split open my nose, and now have a puffy lip and somewhat of black eyes. But, I do find that it may be after a stressful event and I was probably constipated and finally relaxed and/or I have eaten some rich foods. My husband suggested to take deep breaths more, and not hold my breath. I just don't want it to happen where I hurt myself again, more serious, and no one is around.
Avatar f tn Its been 4 months and I am still not well-at all. I have dizzeness, severe headaches and pain, and always feel like im under water or in a fog. Oh ya I stammer a lot and have memory loss and am so very tired and just wiped out. Sometimes I dont see things right. When will this all end? Can someone tell me what kind of meds works best for the pain in the head. I tried Vicodin but got tired of being nausea, Then I was on Butalbital and that was worse-didnt help the pain.
Avatar n tn 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.
748543 tn?1463449675 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn The sinuses make your head lighter, because solid bone would weigh too much, and your neck would be sore all the time. The sinuses make mucus, which moisturizes your nasal passages, and cleans them, too, leaving a neat package of rubbish in your nose—boogers. Inside the sinuses are tiny little moving hairs, called cilia, which move the mucus out of the sinuses into the nose, to make boogers, or into your throat, where it is swallowed, usually without you noticing it.
177486 tn?1192161447 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).
Avatar f tn I went to a lot of doctors until 2012 when I was diagnosed with late stage Ovarian Cancer. I have the BRCA gene which causes ovarian cancer and gives me a 90% of breast cancer. I almost died the first year. I was really angry about the cancer. It has now been three years. I am the happiest I have ever been. I do not know how much time I have on the planet. I try to make the best of every day I have. I have realized people are not statistics. My cancer has a high mortality rate.
544292 tn?1268886268 Welcome Tramadol Warriors! We ... turned .... 40 ... LOL Welcome and I hope you will make yourself at home. Snuggle down, get comfy. There's a lot of information and experience here with getting off Tramadol. It's not impossible, lots of peeps here now living Tram Free Lives! Love & Healing!
429155 tn?1205676864 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 ).
Avatar f tn 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.