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 cir***stances? 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.