Nov 14, 2009 - 12:01 pm
My husband has just been diagnosed with Stage IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue. The tumor is small, less than 1.3 cm but it's in two lymph nodes on the same side of the neck.
Also, they are recommending 7 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy as courses of action. When and how quickly should these start? In my brain, I wanted this to happen yesterday, because I don't know what's happening, how fast things spread etc. But I know things go in a logical path, so how soon will his treatment start?