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My husband has been diagnosised with throat cancer. Is there someone that could tell me what to expect, what treatments are available, and what the prognosis is.

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Throat cancer is treated with surgery or radiation, or both if the cancer is small. If the cancer is large or has spread from the primary location, chemotherapy also will be necessary. Prognosis is good if the cancer is detected early (10% mortality rate). If the cancer has spread to surrounding lymph nodes on the neck, mortality rate rises to 50%. If the cancer has spread beyond the head and neck, prognosis is poor. Having said this, one must not lose hope despite what grim news the doctors may give you, as spontaneous remission of cancer does occur from time to time. Prayers, therapeutic touch, meditation, hypnosis, therapeutic massage, can all improve the immune response of the patient, and reverse the otherwise grim outcome. Please join us on our "small talks" forum when you are not too busy. Let us go through this difficult journey together.
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Hi Lucille, it depends on what stage of the cancer your husband is in! Is he in stage one or stage two, or is his case more advanced? In either case, he will likely be receiving radiation treatment to help kill the cancer, and then he will receive treatment to help alleviate symptoms of the cancer and the treatment of it. How is he feeling and what are ll of his symptoms? How did he happen to find out? Please come let us know how he is doing and keep us posted, okay?
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