Aug 23, 2013 - 9:23 pm
Hi Everyone. As an update, my brother finished up his treatments on July 22, so he's almost 5 weeks out. He is slowly but surely eating real foods by mouth and is gaining energy every day. He told me that he can feel a lump on the side of his neck. I am not certain if it is the same one he had before or a new one. I do know it is smaller than the one I saw. Anyway, when he saw his doctor this week he pointed out the lump. The doctor said, "Don't worry about it, it's "probably" scar tissue". I know that you are going tell me it's not cancer until they say it's cancer, and I appreciate that, but I have read enough on this board to know that doctors sometimes tell patients not to worry about things and it turns out to be not so good. I just want to know if scar tissue on the side of the neck in the form of a lump is common. My brother (again) chooses not to worry. Apparently that is my job.