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Solved by a verified expert :Discussion Part One (graded)C.G. is a 69-year-old male with a history of right head and neck cancer that you have been following for one year. The carcinoma was initially localized to the head and neck-specifically at the left lingual tonsil region and went on to complete a total of 6 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. Recently, the last PET scan indicated some metabolic activity in the left lymph node area along with other regions of abnormal metabolic activity in the body-particularly the liver and the lungs indicating metastasis. C.G. indicates that he is tired of the effects of chemotherapy and radiation and does not want to pursue any more treatment for cancer.Background:Right head and neck cancer with metastasis to liver and lungs; patient is refusing further treatment.PMH:HypertensionHyperlipidemiaStomatitisAnemiaNeutropenia Current medications: Carvedilol 12.5 mg po 1 dailyFurosemide 40 mg po dailySurgeries: 2012: right radical neck dissection Allergies:None Vaccination History:Influenza vaccine last received 1 year agoReceived pneumovax at age 65Received Tdap 5 years agoHas not had the herpes zoster vaccine Social history and Risk Factors:Former smoker-stopped smoking at the time his cancer was diagnosed-2 years agoNegative for alcohol intake or drug usePatient does not have an advanced directive or living will. He is refusing further treatment for his cancer and his wife and children are in disagreement with him. The patient wants to know what his options are for the remainder of his life. Family history:Negative Discussion Part One:Provide differential diagnoses (DD) with rationale.Further ROS questions needed to develop DD.Identify the legal/ethical issues involved with the patient and describe your approach to addressing end-of-life care for this patient.
Discussion Part Two (graded)
Physical examination:
Vital Signs:Height: 6’0 Weight: 140 pounds; BMI:
19.0 BP: 156/84 P: 84 regular R: 20
symmetric PERRLA, EOMI; poor dentition
neck supple; non-palpable lymph nodes; no carotid bruits.Limited ROM
in anterior chest bilaterally.
and S2 audible; regular rate and rhythm
bowel sounds all 4 quadrants; Normal contour; RUQ tenderness; liver palpable
is 15
mucosa irritated-stomatitis
Discussion Part Two:
Summarize the history and results of the
physical exam. Discuss the differential diagnosis and rationale for choosing
the primary diagnosis. Include one evidence-based journal article that supports
your rationale and include a complete treatment plan that includes medications,
possible referrals, patient education, ICD 10 Codes, and plan for follow