Throat cancer prognosis

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Avatar f tn I've read on various places on the net that the prognosis for throat cancer is generally good, while the prognosis for "esophagal" cancer is generally quite poor. This confuses me. Aren't the throat and esophagus essentially the same? Michael Douglas for example was in the news for making a recovery from Stage IV throat cancer.
Avatar f tn Thyroid cancer is the most common cancer of the endocrine gland cancers. Tumours are offen curable and the prognosis is good for patients identified with early stage disease. Some of them have bad prognosis. After you do a a Fine Needle aspiration cytology(FNAC) you would know the prognosis. Thyroid nodules are readily palpable and that is the reason they allow early diagnosis and detection by biopsy and FNAC. The lymph nodes are also enlarged.
1277632 tn?1327594715 If it is throat cancer, is the prognosis good or bad?
Avatar f tn It is possible that these nodules are metastases from his base of the tongue cancer. The decision to give or not to give further cancer treatment/s will depend on a lot of things. Consider the age of the patient, risks and benefits of treatment, possible side effects, and end point in making a decision. For now, your father needs the best supportive care he can get. Take care.
946446 tn?1295975694 Being positive (overexpression) for Her2neu means that your cancer cells do have these receptors. Her2neu is an oncogene that makes the cancer more likely to grow and spread than if you were negative. However, the good news is that there is a drug, Herceptin, that targets these receptors. It is usually begun with other chemo drugs or started after them depending on your regimen and your doctor and is course of treatment for 11 or 12 months.
Avatar m tn My sister had cervical cancer about 4 years ago. She had a complete hysterectomy and has been in remission since. Last week it was discovered that she has fluid around her heart. All of her blood work has come back normal, but the fluid did show cancer, they are saying stage 4. They believe it is the cervical cancer that has come back but they don't know that for sure yet.
1277632 tn?1327594715 Hi all. I have a question regarding throat or Thyroid cancer. I am a 30 year old male (half white/half Asian) I have been smoking for 8 years, 1 pack a day. For the last 4 weeks, I have had what i would describe as an uncomfortable sensation along my left side on my neck. It's not a sore throat, but it feels like muscle pain along the main muscle running from my ears, down to my collar bone. The pain is not sharp, but its uncomfortable.
Avatar n tn Hi, My mother-in-law (aged 81) was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 2 1/2 weeks ago. She went to her doctor becuase she found a lump in her groin. The doctor thought it was a hernia but for some reason did an ultrasound. Also a CA-125 (is that right?) blood test. They described the ultrasound image as looking like she was wearing polka dot panties. Following these they confirmed a diagnosis of Ovarian cancer straight away and referred her to a Gynae consultant 'under the 2 week rule'.
403156 tn?1290150018 I have a 10 year old female golden retriever and just noticed a very large tumor on her throat, which is right where her thyroid is. The tumor is approximately the size of a lemon and it seems to be attached. I feel horrible that I did not notice it until now but it was hiding under her loose skin and long fur. I have recently noticed her stumbling and choking on her food as well.
Avatar f tn Even though I was stage 1a i still had chemotherapy as was advised 6 treatments of carboplatin and paclitaxol , I was told that as my clear cell was from malignant endometriosis the prognosis is slightly better. Everybody with a diagnosis of cancer experiences all sorts of emotions and fear was my biggest one , I think the uncertainty and fear of the unknown is a natural reaction for all.
Avatar m tn She was treated for breast cancer in 2001 with no lymph node involvement. She recently was experience stomach pain and went for a sonogram, (seeming unrelated transient intenstinal inflammation that went away). During this time they discovered "small spots on her liver" subsequent tests have revealed the information below. She wont be seeing her doctor for a while and I was just hoping to get a realistic idea of what we're dealing with (in terms of time).
1277632 tn?1327594715 Hi all. I have a question regarding throat or Thyroid cancer. I am a 28 year old male (half white/half Asian) I have been smoking for 8 years, 1 pack a day. For the last 3 weeks, I have had what i would describe as an uncomfortable sensation along my left side on my neck. It's not a sore throat, but it feels like muscle pain along the main muscle running from my ears, down to my collar bone. The pain is not sharp, but its uncomfortable.
Avatar n tn He also has Stage 1 or 2 prostate cancer. What do you think his mortality rate is? Hours, days, months?
Avatar n tn Hi. Your cousin's prognosis would depend on several factors. The first factor is the stage of the disease. Stage refers to how big the primary tumor has grown, and how far it has spread (metastases) to other body parts. In breast cancer, staging is divided into four, with stage 1 having the smallest tumor and the least amount of spread and stage 4 signifying metastases to distant body parts. Stage 1 has the best prognosis, with an excellent chance for a cure.
Avatar m tn what is the prognosis for invasive va lymphovascular invasion space This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Breast-Cancer/lymphovascular-invasion/show/1193672">lymphovascular invasion</a>.
Avatar m tn Well, oesophageal cancer could be of several subtypes and prognosis would largely depend on the stage of the cancer and cannot be generalized. While initial stages may respond well to treatment, the prognosis is often grim in the later stages; while palliative care may also be difficult. It would be best to discuss the prognosis with her treating doctor. Hope this helps. Take care!
168348 tn?1379357075 Although most forms of thyroid cancer have an excellent prognosis, the word cancer and its connotations is frightening to most people, and fear of the unknown and what lies ahead is not uncommon. A common scenario preceding the initial diagnosis is for the usual patient to be in reasonably good health, not feel sick, and simply have a small thyroid nodule that usually does not cause any symptoms.
Avatar n tn The ADH is not really considered as cancer ... the suspicious lesions of course will be decided by the excisional biopsy. Until then there is no way to know the cause of these lesions. A far as recovery ... it shouldn't be much of a problem. A small incision and of course will be sore and uncomfortable for a week or so .... you will be given specific instructions before surgery as each Surgeon usually has his/her own preferences. Regards .....
Avatar m tn Her doctors are the best ones to offer a prognosis. It depends on a lot of things, like: how bad was the heart attack, how bad is the diabetes, what is going on with the cancer, and why is her white count high. I just don't think there's any "pat" answer we can give you. I'm sorry for the situation, and I hope she does well.