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What treatment should be taken for 4th stage throat cancer ?

My uncle is been diagnosed of throat cancer 4th stage. Which is the preferred treatment. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy . He is 80 years old and doesnt have any other health complications. Different doctros are suggesting different treatments . Pls clarify our doubt on which step we shd take
Asked On : Thu, 9 Feb 2012
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Oncologist, Radiation 's  Response
stage 4 throat cancer has three subtype a,b,c. stage IVa is operable T4 Stage where surgery followed by radiation/chemoradiation is helpful. Stage IVb is inoperable 4th stage(N3) or IVc where disease have spread to other parts of body i.e. LUNG/LIVER/BONE/BRAIN. stage IVb is treated by either palliative radiotherapy or palliative chemotherapy. while stage IVc is treated by radiotherapy for Either bone metastasis or brainmetastasis. while for other spread chemotherapy is used.
Answered: Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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Oncologist, Radiation Dr. N A Patil's  Response
you cheak his histopath (biopsy) report,if there is squamous cell mail me soon my mail id drndpatil at g mail dot com
Answered: Thu, 9 Feb 2012
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