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#195300 - 10/26/17 12:01 PM Ultrasound post radiation  
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MrsZiggy Offline
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Hi friends,
I am wondering if anyone had a similar experience. 2 months post radiation, I had a bump on my neck by my jaw (opposite side of dissection). The bump ahs been there for 2 months now so 4 months total post radiation. I had a pet scan when the bump was there and my follow up PET scan appointment as cancelled due to hurricane Irma. Results were good (thank you Lord!). It took awhile for me to get an appointment and when I saw my oncologist they prescribed a antibiotics for the bump ( I still had a mouth ulcer post radiation).. It didn't help anything and I went back and they said I bet it is a saliva gland that is clogged try hot compress and sour candy (ew) for 2 weeks. I just had an ultrasound yesterday to determine if it is a lymphnode or saliva gland issue and the technician said she cant tell me the results however, she thinks it is related to my lymphnode. The bump is tender to touch and very obvious. Since I had it during the PET scan I am confident it is not cancerous but what would a swollen lympnode that is non cancerous be an issue about and how could it be healed. Could it be soft tissue issues related to radiation? Has anyone had this experience? Thank you so much!

31 years old, SCC, happy and healthy!
03/10/17: Diagnosis of Tongue Cancer
03/20/17: 9 hour surgery, Hemi-glossectomy, radial forearm free flap, femur skin graft
05/01/17: Radiation 6 weeks
#195371 - 11/12/17 03:35 PM Re: Ultrasound post radiation [Re: MrsZiggy]  
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Im very sorry I missed your post!!!

A swollen lymph node could be a sign of an infection or other illness. It could also be related to treatments. Hopefully this is not cancerous and is something minor. Wishing you all the best with this. Please let us know how you make out.

SCC 6/15/07 L chk & by L molar both Stag I, age44
2x cispltn-35 IMRT end 9/27/07
-65 lbs in 2 mo, no caregvr
Clear PET 1/08
4/4/08 recur L chk Stag I
surg 4/16/08 clr marg
215 HBO dives
3/09 teeth out, trismus
7/2/09 recur, Stg IV
8/24/09 trach, ND, mandiblctmy
3wks medicly inducd coma
2 mo xtended hospital stay, ICU & burn unit
PICC line IV antibx 8 mo
10/4/10, 2/14/11 reconst surg
OC 3x in 3 years
very happy to be alive smile

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