Apr 03, 2009 - 11:19 pm
My dad had squamous cell carcinoma in his tear duct in fall 2004 and had a radical surgery removing much tissue, including his eye. In Oct. 2008 they found a new tumor in the sinus/palate area above his other eye. One lymph node was also affected. He underwent six weeks of radiation, and he just had his follow up scans. He's at the six-week mark post-radiation. The tumor above his eye is gone, but the lymph node has only shrunk by a little over 50%. His doctors at MD Anderson say it may keep shrinking and they'll look at him again in 3-4 months.
I'm concerned, because I thought by this point we'd know whether or not the radiation "got it." Does anyone know how long the nodes can keep shrinking after radiation?