Sep 10, 2012 - 11:00 am
When you first posted, I must have overlooked or it did not appear until later that your form of EC was the squamous cell form. From what I have read, if I am recalling correctly, this type of EC is on the rise here in North America, that it used to be or still is the more prevalent form in Asian countries. Again, I may be confused as to this.
Anyway. I have no idea as to the recommended treatment protocol for your type of EC. While I stand by my original reply to you regarding surgery, it was addressing adenocarcinoma EC, which is a different disorder and may require different treatment. This being said, I would like to know more.
You may have posted this somewhere else, and I have missed it, but, I would like to know the following information. [It does seem the squamous cell form has few members posting. For this reason, your input is invaluable to those who have this form.
Is a squamous cell EC staged in the same manner as the adeno-carcinoma? Is it located in one area of the throat more frequently than the A-C form? Are its symptoms the same as A-C? What is the recommended treatment protocol? Can there be a curative treatment or positive prognosis for S-C? Is life expectancy similar or the same as A-C?
Now, How ARE you doing? What treatment have you had or were offered but rejected for what reason. How is your overall health? Are you still being followed by an oncology team?
I hope you will reply to these questions as I would sincerely like to know. Additionally, it will help others. Thanks. BMGky