Possible Recovery And Treatment For Stage 2 Nasopharyngeal Cancer?
Hey doctor … Do I have a stage II malignant nosafaring tumor, what percentage is it for your busy schedule and what kind of treatment will you do? Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Nasopharyngeal tumor or cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx, or the back of the respiratory tract, in the area around the back of the nose and throat. This cancer is usually associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection which can stimulate normal cell growth into malignant cells in the nasopharynx, and is also associated with a history of illness, processed food consumption, and smoking or drinking alcohol. In the early stages, symptoms are usually not found, but if there are symptoms will be the appearance of a lump in the neck, bloody saliva, blood discharge from the nose, sore throat, and headaches.
Doctors usually diagnose this disease by extracting complaints, physical examinations, and various kinds of investigations, including to determine the stage of cancer. This cancer consists of 4 stages, each of which states the size of the tumor / lump, the presence of cancer cells in the lymph nodes, and whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the body or not. Stage 2 cancer indicates that the cancer may have spread to other parts of the throat, and the presence of cancer cells in the lymph nodes, but the glands are no more than 6cm in diameter. However, the cancer has not spread to other areas besides the throat area.
Treatment of this cancer also depends on the type of cancer cell, the location of the cancer, the stage of the cancer, and the history of the disease or health they have. Treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer usually consists of radiotherapy (X-ray therapy), chemotherapy (using chemicals that are introduced into the body, can be by mouth or infusion), chemoradiotherapy or a combination of radio and chemotherapy, and surgery (rarely done). Usually at stage 2, because the cancer has spread to the area around the nasopharynx but has not spread to other parts of the body, the doctor will recommend radiotherapy and radiochemotherapy. But for that, you should immediately consult an ENT specialist for your father's treatment plan.
Basically there are no restrictions on certain activities for nasopharyngeal cancer patients, other than by maintaining endurance so that the body remains primed. However, avoid processed foods, don't smoke, and drink alcoholic beverages. You can also encourage your father to maintain oral hygiene because the effects of radiotherapy can make the mouth dry. Do not forget to continue to accompany your father in the course of this cancer.
Hopefully this information can help.