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large, fast growing tumor behind the ear. Suffering from stage 4 oropharyngeal cancer. What to do if ruptures?

My query is related to large fast growing throat tumor that protrudes from behind the left ear of male patient(62) with stage 1V oropharyngeal cancer . The head of the tumor is extremely red and inflamed looking like a ripe tomato . What is the danger of it rupturing? The patient is too advanced for chemo/radiation/surgical treatments and is home self-treating with multiple homeopathic meds and prescription pain meds.( Fentanyl & morphine Lyrica-paracetamol) etc. What should he do if it ruptures? He is not close to any hospital or Oncologist etc.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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exact location of tumor to be mentioned. If it is in close vicinity of any major vessels then rupture may cause serious problem. Before examining him it is difficult to comment whether any definitive treatment can be offered or not. You should, at least for a single occasion visit any oncology center. You have to be trained to manage any emergency situation that can arise. anyway definitive treatment may be chemoradiotherapy. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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