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Diagnosed with Moderately Differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Radiology treatment in oldage?

Hello Doctor. My granny has been diagnosed with Moderately Differentiated Squamous Cell Carcinoma Grade 2 , Site: Esopghagus located in middle 1/3rd. She is 85 years old. The doctor has prescribed Radiology treatment. But my worry is the age of the patient. I don t know whether she can go through the Radiology treatment. I wanted to know more about the treatment for this type of cancer . Please do correspond at the earliest.
Asked On : Mon, 2 Jul 2012
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Homeopath 's  Response
Hello Abhiram.ks10,
Thank you for posting your query through Healthcare magic.
I can understand your concern for your granny.
Radiation is the method of treatment of choice for this type of cancers by the conventional medicine. You can ask for the outcome what the doctors expect out of the treatment and the percentage of chances for her to get cured and survive.
I am a Homoeopath and so I will be advising you in a different way and it is for you to take the judicious decision about it.
According to me your granny must have undergone a shocking psychological conflict at this age almost prior to the development of the stricture of the oesophagus. On examination of the throat for difficulty in swallowing it was found out that oesophagus is having this deformity. It is said that she had an experience of something that she could not 'swallow'.
Now you may go back to her life situations and find out whether she had anything that she could not 'swallow.' Get to know what she felt- whether rejection, indignation, grief, rage, depression etc.- towards this incident.
This will tell her genetics. The cause of any cancer is in the mind and is mediated through the brain. Which tissue is to be affected and what should be the type of affection- all these are determined by the 'mind- brain - organ' axis.
Give her Homoeopathic constitutional treatment for giving maximum possible longevity of relatively healthful days ahead. Abstain from radiation or any other unnatural surgical procedures.
If you so desire, I can help her by taking her case in detail and prescribe for her, her genetic constitutional curative remedy. Give counselling to her in the fashion I explained her disease above and request her to have positive attitudes to the incident and to her present disease condition.
With Best Wishes,
Dr C. J. Varghese, Homoeopath,,
Answered: Tue, 1 Oct 2013
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Oncologist, Surgical Dr. Pranjal Kulshreshtha's  Response
Your concerns are quite justified as at this age taking radiotherapy may cause intolerable problems. However, it is not just the age that is taken into consideration while making these decisions. If your granny is up and about in the sense that she can generally take care of herself without help, then she is probably fit for radiotherapy and it is worthwhile to give it a shot. Also because if she cannot , then there are no other treatment options that can keep her disease under control which will also end up giving her a lot of problems. If she is bed-ridden and needs help for daily routines also, then i suggest you dont go ahead with radiotherapy.
Answered: Tue, 1 Oct 2013
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