Jul 14, 2013 - 12:19 pm
I do not post a lot however I do read everyday. My mom has a histroy of tonsil/tongue cancer since 2010, she had total of 3 surgeries including 2 neck dissections, 1 on each side. On the last PET scan which was in January she was all clear on the head and neck part (last surgey on 3/1/2012) so it's now been more then 1 year and she seems to be NED, thank God. However on her last PET there was a node slighlty enlarged just to be over 1cm and it had an uptake of 6.5, it is located in the mesentery by the abdomen. Her ENT did not mentioned anything about this so we left it alone thinking it's nothing major specially that we were so happy about her head and neck cancer being still gone. recenlty she went to her primary doctor and showed the PET scan results, she gave her a refferal to Hemotologis/Oncologist becasue the report stated that it may be beggining of lymphoma. So we went to this doctor, she did special blood test which came back normal however now on Monday we are going for 3 CT scans, Chect, abdomen and pelvis and of course neck. I am so puzzled thinking that this may be another cancer or... and here is my question: can head and neck cancer spread to lymp nodes in the mesentry? the hematologist said that this type of cancer does not spread there however how would she know? cancer can do whatever it wants to do right? anyway I would like to find out from people on herre that had enlarged nodes in other parts of the body other then neck and that actually turned our to be an innflamation, infection or some other desise. I am really upset with her ENT, I guess he only looked at his part of the test and ignored the rest of the body so now here we are 6 months later trying to figure out if this is cancer or not.
Thank you all for your answers in advance. I always think of you all and keep you in my prayers.