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Throat Cancer operation?

Hiya my name is Sabrina I am from the UK

my dad got diagnosed with throat cancer just before christmas and has been having radiotherapy and chemotherapy. He finished all his treatment 2 weeks ago and went back up yesterday for a follow up appointment to see what the outcome is.

I have only just spoken to him and as usual being my dad he doesnt like to say too much, but he did say he has to go back up in 3 weeks time for an operation to cut the lump out.

What will this involve? How do they do it? Also does this mean the cancer is not gone? Is it likely this will get rid of the cancer or is there still chances he will still have it after?

Any help or advice would be great

Thank you

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replied April 17th, 2008
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Hi and welcome to ehealthforum!
Do you know the stage of his cancer?
Which part of throat is affected with cancer?
Does the cancer spread to voice box or larynx?
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replied April 2nd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy is usually done prior to surgery to reduce its bulk. Surgery is the definite treatment for any cancer that is operable.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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