Aug 13, 2012 - 10:52 am
So I realize the answer will be different for everyone but I am curious how long I should expect to have swelling/inflammation from radiation. I actually went to see a friend of mine who is a physical therapist last week because I felt like the swelling had gotten worse and I was concerned about lymph not draining correctly( I had 47 lymph nodes removed from the right side of my neck. When he examined me he said he felt like it was residual inflammation from the Rads( I'm about2 months out from my last treatment). It feels like the inflammation has gotten worse recently, not better. Also, my oncologist scheduled a post treatment CT for the 31st of this month. At that point I'll only be about 11 weeks out from my last treatment. I'm afraid the Something is going to show up on the scan just because I'm not that far out from treatment...is it normal to have one so soon after treatment?