Feb 07, 2014 - 3:52 pm
Hello to all,
My name is Tammy, wife to Dale. We found this site 3 1/2 years ago, the night my husband was dx'd w/head and neck cancer. You all are incredible people and we have read several times a week and received all we needed to get us through those hard times. What a wealth of information! Dale had stage 4 B.O.T (HPV-16) Squamos cell cancer with 3 nodes involved. Robotic surgery in throat and radical neck dissection on right side. Cisplatin chemo and 7 weeks of radiation followed. Completed chemo and rads exactly 3 years ago. All bloodwork, x-rays, CT scans and pet scans have been clean. He had a CT scan about a week ago and there was 1 small node under the right side of his chin that was slightly enlarged. ENT said it might even be a salivatory gland?? Dale was sick with the flu when the scan was done. Just wondering if that could influence the node and/or scan? ENT is a great doctor, he is over the top about everything. He wants Dale to get a pet scan a couple weeks down the road after a round of antibiotics. We don't know how worried to be. Have any of you had similar circumstances? It's nice to finally engage with all of you. You have saved us so many times over these hurdles. Please write back and share your opinions.