My husband has been fighting cancer since January. Tumor on base of tongue and cancer spread to lymph nodes on both sides. After concurrent chemo/radiation treatments ending this past March, he had the follow up PET scan last Thursday. We were called into office for Friday and told that the cancer in his tongue and lymph nodes was gone...however there were now 5 spots in his lungs.
They said the cancer had spread and were not going to do a biopsy - that the spots could only mean one thing - cancer. We are going for a second opinion to Dana Farber next week.
A coworker told my husband that a friend of hers had the same thing happen - but that a biopsy showed the spots were not cancer, just 'hot spots' left over from treatment. Has anyone else ever heard of this? Hoping this is the case, as my husband is still recovering from the treatment, and I am not sure he is strong enough to go through another treatment this soon.