NPC – After all the treatments, the doctor has medically written him off
Got to know about CA care from the website, we are very interested to know more about this CA treatment. Currently, my brother is 40 years old and is suffering for nose cancer relapse. This is the third time and is more serious than ever.
He has a tumor in his right nose and it is growing and is affecting his right eye, thus he’s having double vision. Now his left eye also seem to be having some vision problems.
A short summary:
2002 – diagnosed with and treated for nose cancer (radiotherapy only)
Around 2007 – first relapse (radiotherapy only)
2008 to 2009 – second relapse (radiotherapy only)
2010 to 11 – third relapse (radiotherapy, brachytherapy, chemo not completed and a surgery to remove the tumor but it grew back)
The tumor has been growing bigger since late last year and has pressed on his sixth nerve, 2 or 3 weeks ago, thus giving him double vision. Doctor said right eye is paralysed.
His doctor does not recommend radiotherapy anymore and he is not on any Western medication / treatment. Currently, he is taking some Chinese medicine but he has difficulty in swallowing. His throat is affected due to ulcers from radiotherapy. He has not been able to sleep for months as he has been coughing badly. He can’t lie on the bed as it will trigger off even more coughing so he has to catch his sleep in an upright position. He is very weak now and left with only 43 kg (from 65kg).
The doctor has medically written him off and told him his days are numbered.
What will you recommend or advise? Thanks to advise at your soonest possible time.
Reply: Where are you from anyway? Come and see me if you think I can help you.