Aug 14, 2013 - 4:09 pm
No more treatment
We were about to start my husband treatment at university of Chicago from this coming Sunday and we just got news from them today…that my husband doesn’t need any more treatment!!!
They finally reviewed pathology form my husband neck dissection form last month after insurance approval and they have different outcome vs. northwest community hospital.
They found only one node had live cancer out of 19 nodes and they strongly feel that they do not need to give him anymore treatment and just need to watch him very closely for next few years.
I finally have great news to share with all wonderful people here.
Thanks to all of you for prayers and positive thoughts.
God bless you all.
My husband story below
Different protocol from different doctor at University of Chicago.
We just got back from doctor at university of Chicago.
He is not happy that my husband has to do second round of radiation and chemo.
Per him my husband will have following treatment.
One week twice a day radiation and chemo with 3 different medications all week and then one week off completely from everything. So he will have one will on and One week off kind treatment. He told us that my husband has only 40% of chance of survivor and radiation side effect can be dangerous since his body doesn’t had chance to fully recover from last treatment(last treatment was done on march 22 2013). And also grater chance to paralysis his right had since 1 in 10 people lose their hand in second round of treatment.
My husband story:
Diagnosed with stage 4 hpv originate head and neck cancer
36 radiation treatments done/ high does for Chemo done and after 3 months PAT/CAT neck dissection done and they found active cancer cells in there.
Now both radiologist and oncologist are suggestion to see someone at university for any qualify clinical trials.
Any suggestion would be helpful
I am looking as usual any suggestions or help.