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Throat cancer Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
10th Aug '13

My FIL was diagnosed with throat cancer today...but of course his pack a day smoking habit and 12 pack a day drinking habit for the past 3 decades has nothing to do with it. :eyeroll: I'm sad for him.



Anyone know anything about throat cancer with cancer spread in one lymph node? That's really bad right?

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
10th Aug '13

I'm sorry hun.



Any spreading is bad of course, but the amount matters. If it's just in the close by lymph nodes I think it's not so bad, if it's spread to other areas that's when it gets into stage IV and all that.

Lee,Jay&Isaac ♥ Due August 29 (boy); 2 kids; New Jersey 7587 posts
status 10th Aug '13

Usually if cancer spreads to the lymph nodes it gets more dangerous/harder to treat. Sorry about his diagnosis :(

Momma R 2 kids; Washington 3556 posts
10th Aug '13

My grandma died of throat cancer caused by second hand smoke. She beat it the first time around. It came back 20 years later, spread to the nodes and consumed her body.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I'm sorry hun. Any spreading is bad of course, but the amount matters. If it's just in the close by ... [snip!] ... the close by lymph nodes I think it's not so bad, if it's spread to other areas that's when it gets into stage IV and all that."


They say it's a small amount that was in the node but it was very swollen (which is why he went in in the first place)..

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3466 posts
10th Aug '13

My grandfather owned a tavern (so around smoke ALL the time) plus he smoked like 2.5 packs a day. He had throat/lung cancer which he actually beat. It's just sad he had like half a lung left. But he beat it.
I hope your fil does, too.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" They say it's a small amount that was in the node but it was very swollen (which is why he went in in the first place).."



That's better. No staging yet? That will give you the best idea, when they actually stage it. It will tell you how far they think it has spread, which really gives you the odds for beating it. I will be thinking of you guys. Hopefully it's a low level stage.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26868 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting she nan igans:" That's better. No staging yet? That will give you the best idea, when they actually stage it. It ... [snip!] ... has spread, which really gives you the odds for beating it. I will be thinking of you guys. Hopefully it's a low level stage."


They're doing more procedures on Tuesday and we should have better ideas of staging then..

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
10th Aug '13
Quoting Punk Rock Princess {EBFT}:" They're doing more procedures on Tuesday and we should have better ideas of staging then.."


Alright. Good. That will really give you the best idea of what is going on. *hugs* Sorry your family is going through this. If anything, the fact that a person smoked and gets cancer is really harder to deal with in a lot of ways then a person who didn't do anything to "cause" it.