Jun 10, 2009 - 9:43 am
My Grandpa was recently diagnosed Stage IVa SCC occult primary. He starts radiation in a few weeks, but first has to have some teeth pulled. I want to send him a care package with products that will be helpful during radiation. He will do a radiation / chemo combo. What products can I send him? I have read about Theracare (sp?) and ulcer ease. Can I buy these at the drugstore? Anything else I can send? How difficult is this treatment? They are radiating both sides of the neck aggressively.
Is stage IVa curable? The primary wasn't located, but he did have two very large lymph nodes in his neck (up to 6 cm). Is there a chance this will go away with radiation? He had surgery and they could only get some of it as it's around an artery. He is 77. He is a fighter.