Apr 03, 2013 - 9:34 am
My dad had an ultrasound of the neck today. There is still a bit enlarged node in region II in his neck (2 x 1 cm). They did a needle biopsy on that node and took three samples. The doctor was very nice and explained a lot to my mom and dad. She said that it is probably post rad effect and it could be only enlarged because of that. But they have to take samples with needle biopsy to be sure. It concerns me because this node did not shrink since the end of January when he had CT and it was exact same node that was "hot".
So I think it might be cancerous. We asked what are his options. The doc nicely said that they will probably remove it with operation/dissection. My mom asked if there is any possibility that they cannot remove it if it could be close to the artery...The doc said that it is very rare when they can't remove it. Dad's node is close to the artery, but she did not seem concerned.
It only worries me that if it is cancer they won't be able to remove it. But I strongly hope that the results will be negative and that node is only as a result of infection. But it is still there, two months after CT.
He finished his chemo/rads in the middle of September 2012. So I doubt that the node in his neck can still be connected to that.
Ok, that's it... Thank you all for kind support and advice and please keep us in your prayers.