The Results Of A Biopsy Of A Lump In The Neck?
Hello, 2 years ago I had a lump in the left neck and a biopsy with the results = Non keratinizing squamous carcioma undifferentiated regio colli type. Next to chemotherapy 6 × with: Cysplatin 100 mg + Phaxus 240 mg every 21 days New chemotherapy, for 3 times The body’s fever and lump slowly began to shrink and fall on day 4. After completing 6 × chemotherapy, I continued with 33 × radiation beam. The light was finished recommended by the doctor for chemotherapy. Docetaxel 120 mg + Carboplatin 450 mg 6 × every 21 days. And I lived it through. The conclusion was that during the last 2 years I underwent chemo: 12 × and light: 33 ×. And yesterday I wanted to go on the chemotherapy program. more..but I ask for time..I want to ask, is the procedure really like that? As long as my chemo and light are always alone without an introduction?
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The type of cancer you mentioned is one of the most commonly found types of nasopharyngeal cancer. The main therapy for nasopharyngeal cancer is chemotherapy and radiation. Although it is a solid tumor, tumor removal surgery is very rarely performed because of the difficult location and is usually only done to remove enlarged lymph nodes (due to tumor invasion) that do not shrink with other therapies. Regarding the choice of chemotherapy drugs and the amount of chemotherapy and radiation that must be done, of course, must be adjusted to the stage of the cancer itself, the cancer's response to treatment, and also the tolerance of patients to the treatment given. For example, in stage I nasopharyngeal cancer, the therapy given is only radiation therapy, while for stage II, III, IVA, IVB, both (chemotherapy and radiation) are performed. The amount can certainly vary in each patient.
Therefore, you should discuss directly with the doctor who treats you about the condition of your cancer. Your doctor will directly monitor and examine your cancer (including the cancer's response to the therapy given). If indeed your doctor sees that chemotherapy is still needed, you should follow the advice of your doctor.
Therapy for cancer can indeed be very tiring for patients and side effects that can occur due to chemotherapy or radiation can indeed interfere with the quality of life of patients. But these therapies are very important to make sure all cancer cells die and do not develop again. Ask for support from your family or close friends who can strengthen you through therapy, and if you need professional help, you can also consult a psychologist or psychiatrist to help strengthen you mentally.
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