This certainly helps to explain my husband's BP issues over the past few years.

His dysphagia issues have gotten to the point where aspiration pneumonia (his 3rd episode in the last few months) landed him in hospital ICU. He's back on PEG tube feeding after all these years.

At 5 years out, when we asked the radiation oncologist about long-term effects, all he said was "increased risk of lymphoma at around 10 years out." Did they not know about all the long term effects of H&N radiation back then - or did he think he was being charitable by not telling us what was ahead?

Husband Dx 12/02 Stage 4 Tonsil Cancer T1N2bM0; surgery, radiation, chemo 1/03 - 4/03.