PART 2 - Cancer patient was given no hope, but fought anyway
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PART 2 - Cancer patient was given no hope, but fought anyway.
Several days later, she was having trouble getting through the day, when she put her hands on her neck and froze. On her right side was a painless, immobile lump the size of a Brussels sprout. A CT scan indicated probable cancer. Deighton then underwent a fine-needle biopsy. The results stumped the pathologist: The cancer was aggressive, but its primary location elusive. A full body scan revealed a large ovarian cyst and abnormal abdominal lymph nodes. Additional tests ruled out ovarian cancer; the cyst would later disappear. Doctors removed the lump on Deighton’s neck; tests indicated a gastrointestinal origin. In April, pathologists at Johns Hopkins diagnosed a Stage 4 esophageal cancer.The grape-sized tumor on her esophagus had spread to her neck and there were numerous cancerous lymph nodes in her abdomen. No one was sure what had caused the joint pain or rash, which had largely disappeared.
What treatment option would you opt for?

Option 1: Palliative care

Option 2: Chemotherapy

Option 3: Radiation therapy

Option 4: Immunotherapy
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Radiation therapy was chosen as a treatment although it is not very common in such cases. Read full case details here - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/medical-mysteries-cancer-patient-was-given-no-hope-but-fought-anyway/2014/12/19/0de2d202-797c-11e4-84d4-7c896b90abdc\_story.html?utm\_term=.7fedfe037395
May 17, 2017Like