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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My husband is 65 and has recurrent throat cancer.He still smokes and drinks, and has lost a lot of weight.He was diagnosed last may, and had cancer in throat, and extranodal spread.Now it has come back.What are his chances                                                            
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Doctor :   What is the stage of his carcinoma?
User :   Stage 3 supraglottic.He hac surgery and radiotherapy, too weak for chemo
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   The chances for stage 3 is about 35% control rate
Doctor :   Meaning 35 out of 100 individuals shall not have any recurrence
User :   what does that mean, and what about extracapsular spread
User :   it has come back
Doctor :   Meaning 35 out of 100 individuals do not report any further spread or recurrence
Doctor :   65 out of 100 shall have such episodes
Doctor :   hence that is more prevalent
Doctor :   and has been the same with your husband
User :   so what are his chances
Doctor :   5 year survival rates are around 40-45% in this stage
Doctor :   If you want further guidance regarding the prognosis
User :   are you reading this from a book
Doctor :   and the treatment modalities
Doctor :   I would recommend you to consult our Oncologist
Doctor :   I do not have any books with me
Doctor :   I am doing it as per my medical knowledge
Doctor :   of the subject
User :   i cannot talk to the consultant as my husband does not want to know.I need to know
Doctor :   I am a General Physician and not an Oncologist
Doctor :   Ok, you can consult him by email
Doctor :   that option is available
Doctor :   I shall give you the necessary link
User :   thanks
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