Feb 18, 2012 - 10:44 pm
My husband has recently been diagnosed with SCC Stage IVb. He has a tumor surrounding his coratid artery the size of a baseball. Surgery is not an option. He starts chemo and radiation on Tuesday 2/21/12. This is his second time around. He had SCC Stage II in 2006. He received 33 radiation treatments and had been cancer free. My question is, he sometimes has shortness of breath. It really freaks him out. It usually happens a lot in the morning and periodically during the day and doesn't last long. When we bring it up to the doctors, they always say that it is normal or just may be anxiety. Have any of you had this experience? Also, he had a chest x-ray before his biopsy to find the primary source of cancer, and it showed questionable nodules. It has been recommended that he get another CT scan to see if it is cancer. But none of the doctors seem to think it is a concern right now. They are more focused on his current treatment plan. Do you think this could be related to his shortness of breath?