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Treatment for squamous cell carcinoma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type
User :   Anybody there
User :   ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How may I help you today?
User :   Hello doc
Doctor :   hi
User :   I have several things to ask
Doctor :   go ahead with your query
User :   My father has squamous cell carcinoma
User :   he had two surgeries
Doctor :   ok
User :   it is on lower lip
User :   unfortunately even after extensive surgeries
User :   it has recurred
Doctor :   Sorry to hear that.
User :   I recently met several oncologists
User :   they said it is now in very advanced stage
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now his condition is as below
User :   The flesh near cheeks has eaten away
User :   before two weeks ago, the lower parts of both eyes have bulged out
User :   earlier reports confirms that out of 17 lymph nodes 2 of them have cancer cells
Doctor :   ok
User :   now we fear that the carcinoma is spreading out to other patrts
User :   what are the possible affected organ, most likely
User :   hmoreover he has two more ulcers onear lower ends of both ears
User :   hardly he is able to see
Doctor :   hold on plz
User :   i talked to some docs, who are my friends, they are saying that the possible cause of bulging near eyes might be because of lymph node blockage
User :   okk doc
User :   are you there?
Doctor :   y
Doctor :   in addition to lymphnode involvement, it is locally invasive
Doctor :   meaning it eats local tissue and speards out
User :   oh i see
User :   cann't it be stopped by medication
Doctor :   In advanced cardinoma, palliative chemo therapy useful
User :   oh i see
Doctor :   it cam spread to lungs, bones, muscles
User :   he is saying that he is having breathing prob also + flum
User :   phlegm
Doctor :   He might had lung metastases
Doctor :   or lung infection
User :   inspite of advancements in drug delivery and surgical methods I wonder why the survival rates are very low
User :   I am posing these qns because i am also a researcher
Doctor :   OK
User :   okk doc thanks for your paience
User :   patience
Doctor :   I may give you further info
User :   please go ahead
Doctor :   Salvage treatment is mostly chemotherapy
Doctor :   Primary cancer can be treated with surgery and radiation
Doctor :   What options the oncologist gave?
User :   he also had several rounds of radiation + lot of chemos
Doctor :   OK
User :   after the second recurrence, he said it is now out-of our hands
Doctor :   sorry to hear that
User :   we also tried homeopathy and ayurvedic treatment but with limited success
Doctor :   That is not effective
User :   just wanted to know to which organs it might likely affect
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   lungs skeleton
User :   it seems it spreaded to eys also
Doctor :   liver
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is locally spearing
User :   will it takes off his vision?
Doctor :   *spreading
Doctor :   Y
Doctor :   if it speards to orbits
User :   oh i see
User :   okk doc, thanks for providing the useful information
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
User :   I feel nothing is in my hands
User :   bye
Doctor :   Yea
User :   keep serving the community
Doctor :   some times
Doctor :   we are not able to do any thing
Doctor :   disease is a dangerous evil
User :   have a good time
Doctor :   extremes of disease are very bad
Doctor :   that is why there are palliative modes of treatment
User :   often these treatments are very painful
Doctor :   I know.
User :   okk doc, have a good time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye for now
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