Posts Tagged ‘squamous-cell carcinoma’

Nivolumab for Recurrent Squamous-Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

Posted by • November 9th, 2016

A 62-year-old man with a history of smoking and excess alcohol use presented with a two-month history of hoarseness and dysphagia and was diagnosed with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Five months after completing concurrent cisplatin and radiation therapy, he returns to his oncologist with lung metastases. He asks about additional therapeutic options for his cancer… Read More…

A 44-Year-Old Man with a Penile Lesion

Posted by • January 17th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 44-year-old man was seen in the urology clinic because of a penile lesion that had been enlarging for 6 months.  Examination and imaging revealed an ulcerated mass and enlarged inguinal lymph nodes. A diagnostic procedure was performed, and management decisions were made.  Approximately 90%… Read More…

Cranial-Nerve Palsies and Oral Cancer

Posted by • September 21st, 2012

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 49-year-old man had fever, pain, and cranial-nerve deficits 4 days after completion of chemoradiation for squamous-cell cancer of the oral cavity. Imaging revealed dural thickening and abnormalities of the cavernous sinuses and skull base. Most squamous-cell carcinomas of the head and neck are locally advanced… Read More…