Aug 16, 2010 - 2:26 pm
Hi - I'm new here, and looking for help.
My husband had surgery for HPV-related pharyngeal cx in March,2010, followed by a series of radiation & chemo treatments that ended in late June. The removal of his lymph nodes left him with the familiar "turkey neck" appearance. In the past 2 weeks or so, he has begun swelling at night - first in this throat area, then jowls and now also on the back of his neck. This swelling lasts through the rest of the day. At first, it went away a bit during the day, but it now present most of the time. The swelling is hot to the touch and registers as a mild fever when his temperature is taken with an oral thermometer.
Doctors seem to have no suggestions for treatment for or cause of this swelling.
Has anyone heard of this and, if so, could you share with me anything you might know?