Nov 27, 2012 - 7:45 pm
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cancer was removed from my mouth and neck lymph nodes. All lymph nodes on the right side were removed, and 2 nodes had cancer. The largest size cancer was .9 centimeters. Cancer was not protruding from my node. Five years ago, the same kind of cancer was removed from the mouth area, and no radiation was recommended. Chemo is not an option. The surgeon and oncologist are recommending moderate to high dosages of radiation in the mouth and neck areas. Does anyone have any experience with having these areas radiated. If you elected not to have radiation in these areas, I would still like hear from you. Given the relatively high level of radiation, if my cancer returns, my body may not be able to sustain radiation again.