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What is the treatment for throat cancer?

Hi, My Father has got cancer in left side of his neck (near Parotid glands) and it has comeout behind his ears. He has undergone 4 Surgeries since 2004, Radio theraphy was done in 2004 and Chemo in Dec2010 for which the disease din't respond. As it said it cannot be operated may i knpw what is the other solution? Need help as soon as possible
Thu, 30 Apr 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.
He has throat cancer. But it looks later stage. Surgery is not possible. Because of spread of cancer we can not remove all part. Other treatment options are chemotherapy and radiotherapy. But if it is not responding then no any treatment is given. Just give symptomatic treatment. Because treatment can not cure the disease, despite of treatment prognosis remains poor.
Life expectancy is not good. And chemotherapy causes many side effects and it worsen the quality of life. So according to my opinion no treatment should be given. Sorry to say but it is fact.

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What is the treatment for throat cancer?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. He has throat cancer. But it looks later stage. Surgery is not possible. Because of spread of cancer we can not remove all part. Other treatment options are chemotherapy and radiotherapy. But if it is not responding then no any treatment is given. Just give symptomatic treatment. Because treatment can not cure the disease, despite of treatment prognosis remains poor. Life expectancy is not good. And chemotherapy causes many side effects and it worsen the quality of life. So according to my opinion no treatment should be given. Sorry to say but it is fact. 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.