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Head and Neck Cancer

Squamous cell Carcinoma - query

09/17/2007

Question:

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

No hernia

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Cheryl  Koliha-Brandt, MSN, RN, CNS, CORLN 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