Squamous Cell Cancer of head and neck

Posted by carolynswebb @carolynswebb, Feb 7, 2017

Does anyone know of a treatment for squamous cell cancer stage IV? My son is 47 and was given weeks to live but he is still active and now outlived the weeks by months. His treatments have stopped as the oncologists said they have given him radiation and 3 different forms of chemotherapy including immunotherapy.

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Welcome Carolyn,
Please meet @mrsjhagen18 who has squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil and @lzzie who has squamous cell carcinoma of base of tongue. Also meet @sylviapf @lisa_sj99 @loli @alpaca and others who are talking about head and neck cancer here:

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Carolyn, have you and your son’s care team looked into possible clinical trials? https://clinicaltrials.gov/

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My surgeon was Dr.Jermy Richmond that is now in Boston practice. an excellent surgeon. I had squanous cell carcinoma of the base of the
tongue. In October I was suppose to have more tissue removed but can’t get appointment until the end of March. Hummm.
Dr. Jeremy Richmon phone number and location in Boston is listed on internet. Don’t know if this helps. I am sorry
that you are having to go through this….. We should be able on this site to put our heads together and come up with something.

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Hello! First of all, excuse me for the grammar. I just wrote in Spanish and translate. Hope someone here can give me some advise. I will be very thankful 🥹.
My dad had a swollen node on the right side of his neck, which was operated on April 2022. When they did the biopsy, it came out to be positive, so they did a second surgery recently on June 9,2022 to clean the entire right area of ​​the neck that had the affected nodes(ganglion) don’t know if I am saying it correctly. . The biopsy this time turned out to be negative. Even so, the doctor recommend 33 radiation sections, one daily, leaving the weekend off. This is normal? Even though the biopsy was negative? How long should you start with the radiation after the surgery?The radiations must be without interruptions? That is, 33 continuously, just resting weekend? He lives in another country, but I want to bring him with me to the United States to do the radiation treatment here instead of our country.But I don't know right now how long he can go without starting his radiation treatment. And he can be here by the end of August after he gets his visa. I do not know what decision I should take .. someone who has experience in this. How long he can be fine before starting with radiotherapy?

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Hello! First of all, excuse me for the grammar. I just wrote in Spanish and translate. Hope someone here can give me some advise. I will be very thankful 🥹.
My dad had a swollen node on the right side of his neck, which was operated on April 2022. When they did the biopsy, it came out to be positive, so they did a second surgery recently on June 9,2022 to clean the entire right area of ​​the neck that had the affected nodes(ganglion) don’t know if I am saying it correctly. . The biopsy this time turned out to be negative. Even so, the doctor recommend 33 radiation sections, one daily, leaving the weekend off. This is normal? Even though the biopsy was negative? How long should you start with the radiation after the surgery?The radiations must be without interruptions? That is, 33 continuously, just resting weekend? He lives in another country, but I want to bring him with me to the United States to do the radiation treatment here instead of our country.But I don't know right now how long he can go without starting his radiation treatment. And he can be here by the end of August after he gets his visa. I do not know what decision I should take .. someone who has experience in this. How long he can be fine before starting with radiotherapy?

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I was diagnosed with tonsil cancer 7 years ago and the treatment was surgery then wait 5 weeks till the 33 radiations and 3 chemo treatments. Mine unfortunately spread to my lungs and I have been fighting that ever since with various treatments. I wish you the best!

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