May 25, 2011 - 9:00 pm
Hi, I've recently been diagnosed with SCC of the Nasal Septum (Mar 2011). It was discovered accidently (however the radiologist noted the mass on the CT scan) during a surgery to repair a deviated septum (1st surgery). My only symptom was a little nasal stuffiness. I had another surgery (18 Apr 11) to remove the remaining tumor bed and most of the tissue from my right septum and some bone. All of the margins came back clean, however some abnormal cells were found in my lymph tissue and the docs are recommending radiation. I guess the silver lining through all of this is that I'm glad I decided to retire from the Navy, if not who knows how long the tumor would have been up there growing.
I'm looking to make contact with folks that have gone through a similar experience and if anyone has had radiation treatment using this new Rapid Arc system.