Oct 05, 2004 - 3:47 am
I am writing to see if anyone can give some suggestions in regards to Laryngeal Cancer. My mother was just diagnosed this past Friday. She has a tumor on her throat on top part of voicebox as well at the back of her tongue. The doctor stated it has began to spread to her lymph nodes in her neck. She was given 2 options: Radiation and chemo; or: surgery followed by chemo. Supposedly, a 40% chance of cure. She is frightened about losing her voice and possibly, not being able to swallow. She is also looking in to alternative medicine but this idea scares me. I was hoping someome who has gone through something similiar to this could offer some thoughts. I appreciate any suggestions or help.
A scared daughter