Squamous cell carcinoma

Rosanne1946 Member Posts: 1 *
edited January 9 in Skin Cancer #1

My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma. It was a rare occurrence since it started in his finger from an infection in which they removed the top part of his finger. Apparently they did not remove all of the squamous cell and it traveled up his arm to his lymph node under his armpit. Then it traveled to his lung. All this was found thru a pet scan, thank God, or he wouldn’t have known it spread. Now he is going thru Immunitherapy at Mayo Clinic with a top oncologist.

He cannot find a support group with those who have gone thru something similar and he is nervous and reads too much. He thinks he will die between 8 months to 2 years and he doesn’t have a positive outlook. With a new grandchild at our age, 70’s) and a new one on the way all he says is I have to live! I don’t know what else to say to him to make him feel positive. It’s on his mind 24/7 and he needs to talk about this to others besides his friends who haven’t gone thru this!

We are praying immunitherapy will stop the spreading or slow it down. I never prayed so hard.


  • JillBarnes
    JillBarnes Member Posts: 1 *

    I'm sorry. If he isn't looking for advice there is nothing we can say here to help him. You, however, as the caregiver, need to take care of your own emotional needs. Find a support group for caregivers or maybe ask him if he is interested in an online support group. I wish you the best