Apr 25, 2010 - 10:29 pm
My husband has recently been diagnosed with SCC in left lymph node of his neck. MRI showed a possible primary in his throat. PET scan showed that it is contained to this area. He has had to have four teeth pulled prior to treatment and is scheduled for a neck dissection on Wednesday. His surgeon is supposed to be great at this. His radiation is to begin when he heals from surgery. Twice daily- I don't know the specifics but will sure find out. His rad.oncologist is associated with Moffitt here in Florida and is not promoting a tube. Says it is better to tough liquid (smoothies, high protein shakes whatever) down to keep muscles working. Will allow a certain amount of weight loss but after a certain point, will tube. My husband is a strong and willfull man. He does not want the tube. Has anyone NOT used the feeding tube and done oK? We are just starting out on this journey.