Sep 01, 2010 - 11:00 pm
I had a modified neck dissection 2 weeks ago and 1 out of 20 nodes biopsied showed positive for SCC. They believe the node in my neck (level 2a) began as a surface level SCC on my forehead (removed twice, once in 2003 and again in 2009), both times they thought they got clean margins. Because the positive node had extra capsular spread and because they feel the cancer traveled from my forehead to my neck, I will be starting radiation therapy soon. Today the surgeon also mentioned that they may recommend adding chemo to the radiation treatments. I'd like to hear from anyone who has a similar situation and I am wondering what to expect with the radiation and possibly chemo. It sounds like I may have to make a decision on whether to add chemo or not and I would be very interested in hearing comments on that.