The ENT doctor told Mom about her options. She could have surgery on her throat and have the contents removed plus have radiation and chemo. Option two is to just have radiation and chemo. Considering how catastrophic the surgery is, she is choosing just radiation and chemo. Either way her odd are the same so why have the surgery, of which also can give you a lot of problems such as infection,etc. Not to mention that the surgery would put her in ICU for a night and in the hospital 1 1/2 weeks.
The doctor said that she has 30%-60% percent chance of survival (being cancer-free). I am supposing that you could take the average of 45%.... less than half a chance.
I have to tell you that this makes me so angry. This could have been prevented by not smoking. I know it is hard to quit smoking. I quit over 14 years ago. It is hard but it is doable! My biological dad passed away at 51 years old of lung cancer. My mom is only 58.
Quitting smoking will not kill you but not quitting can. With setting health issue aside, you can save SO MUCH MONEY by quitting. If you smoke, please stop before it's too late. God does not want you to do anything to your bodies to harm yourself.... and your family. You always think that doing things to your own body only affects yourself and not anyone around you. That's a lie. I cannot tell you how much hurt our hearts have endured these past few weeks. It's so unfair to others. It's unfair to yourself. If you love those around you, please do not make them watch you die when it could have been prevented. I have witnessed cancer overcome loved ones. It is not pretty.
On the same note, if you are overweight, take control of your health and do something about it! We lost another friend due to obesity. He is the SECOND friend who passed away at only TWENTY NINE YEARS OLD due to being extremely overweight.