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Suggest Treatment For Stage 4 Tonsil Cancer

Our friend has stage 4 tonsil cancer. he went by way of alternative treatment and did radiation and hyperthermia treatment. This started in Fall of 2009. It worked until February of this year. He was given a high dose of steroids that made him very ill. While he was being weaned off the steroids for two months his tumor markers went up. He is stage four and can't eat or drink. He is in Los Angeles and just wanted to know where to go from here. They are looking at taking him to City of Hope. Thank you for your time.
Thu, 9 Apr 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
He has tonsil cancer and it is of stage 4. So surgery will not work. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy remains the treatment of choice. However it can not cure the disease. Despite of treatment prognosis remains poor. Life expectancy is not good. Sorry to say but one should not expect much from this case.
Consult your doctor and plan accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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Suggest Treatment For Stage 4 Tonsil Cancer

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. He has tonsil cancer and it is of stage 4. So surgery will not work. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy remains the treatment of choice. However it can not cure the disease. Despite of treatment prognosis remains poor. Life expectancy is not good. Sorry to say but one should not expect much from this case. Consult your doctor and plan accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.