Last Month, my aunt was diagnosed to have Squamous Cell Carcinoma Stage II. When she visited an oncologist, she asked for the best treatment available. The onco gave her 2 options:
1 ) 1/3 of her tongue will be removed, NGT, drugs . . .
2 ) combination of chemo and radiation plus PEG insertion
she chose number option 2.
My questions are:
1 ) is there any other option that is also effective that does not require PEG insertion considering she is at Stage II?
2 ) are there available oral chemo drugs for her case?
3 ) her age is 71 years old and she has also been recently diagnosed to have early stage Parkinson's dse. Is it ok for her to go on chemo and radiation?
4 ) she has a heart enlargement but the physician told her that it's not that serious for her not to go on chemo and radiation.
5 ) In your own opinion, what should be best for her case?
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