Sep 06, 2012 - 11:03 pm
Hi everyone, this is a follow up to my first threaed "Squamous Cell Carcinoma - brother in law who is mentally handicapped diagnosed."
I haven't posted much since joining because thing shave been a whirl wind of activity. We found out that Bobbie's cancer has spread further down his throat to right above his lungs. They are concerned with the aggressiness of the cancer and recommended one of the strongest chemo drugs out there (I will find out more Monday on which ones) to attack it, they did say it has a possible side affect of kidney damage. After a couple of these chemo treatments they are going to bring in radiation therapy. I have heard that Radiation can cause long-term damage with scar tissue. What is the likelihood of this type of damage being done to the wind pipe, food tube, and voicebox. Could he go through all this treatment only to fidn at the end that he will always have to have a trech, could have trouble eating and lose his voice?
They are also saying that the odds are high that this cancer will be back in one - two years. :(