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Throat cancer, lump in throat, tiredness. What is the treatment?

My dad just told me a few nights ago he has throat cancer... Has known for over a year... Didn't want to worry me... Now that he has Lump size of a golf ball on outside of his neck and has had lump in his throat ... He has let me know... Will not be getting treatment... Told drs months ago he wouldn't treat it... I'm packing and going to him in a couple days... With having it for over a year... His physical symptoms... Also very tired... Can I expect months or years with him??
Mon, 4 Nov 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
It depends on from where the tumor is arising and in what stage it is in, type of tumor etc. to predict the prognosis. One thing is that all tumors have to be treated and it appears a slow growing types as he has it for a year as you say-nevertheless persuade him to treatment for good quality of life and indeed modern treatments prolong life to few years-..and all treatments are affordable nowadays
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