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Friday, November 21, 2014
Head and Neck Cancer
Squamous cell Carcinoma - query
My father-in-law has developed squamous cell carcinoma; with following Endoscopy report snippets ---
FP --> Normal vocal cord, UES at 15cm, LES at 40 cm. Ulcer rated growth for 22 - 27 cm in right lateral valve.
Stomach -- No signs of malignant cells
Duodenum -- Normal
Biopsy - Yes
Impression -- CA esophagus
Please suggest whether the patient can get a treatment in your hospital or any other treatment center you would like to suggest?
At the Ireland Cancer Center, the person to contact is Tricia Gallagher at 1-800-641-2422. She would be the one to help figure this out, especially which team to send him to.
Cheryl Koliha-Brandt, MSN, RN, CNS, CORLN
Clinical Nurse Specialist and Instructor of
Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University