Nov 16, 2012 - 7:12 am
My husband and I actually felt relieved by the PET results as we were hoping there were no other lurking cancers than in his neck (that's enough already). Found out he has scc level 2 lymph node measuring 3.5 x 2.2. The report states that primary is probably same side tonsils as those are enlarged. Also stated no metastasis. So....we were feeling optimistic. Then silly me decides that now I have more info....I'll do more research. And I am not even sure how to interpret staging.....but seems any lymph node involvment is advanced (III or IV). And prognosis just scares the crap out of me. Anyone out there with similar diagnoses/areas of metastasis/primary site? We are at Dartmouth Hitchcock now and exploratory surgery with biopsis are planned the day before Thanksgiving. We are waiting to hear when our second opinion at Dana Farber is. Any words of wisdom or been there and it's okay would be so welcome....thanks you guys.