Hi Michael,

Sorry for the delay in responding....

Just the other day I found a similar spot under my left arm. I waited a few days to call my Oncologist to see if it would go away by itself - well, it didn't. I called Mayo and she thought it was cellulitis and prescribed an anti-inflammatory along with an antibiotic. Within three days it started to drain (a substantial amount), which leads me to believe it was an abscess. I see my Oncologist tomorrow and will know more after she looks at it.

I would let your doctor know what you've found and then I would just keep a really close eye on it.

Hope this was helpful....


04.12.16 1st surgery; rt partial glossectomy; neck dissection; 2/38 lymph nodes positive
05.12.16 Resected T2, N2b, M0
05.24.16 Rad, Cisplatin
10.03.16 Clear PET
04.11.17 Clear PET
06.09.17 1st recur
06.21.17 2nd Surg: rt partial glossectomy; forearm free flap; rt thigh skin graft
11.09.17 2nd recur
11.30.17 Nivolumab
02.06-16.18 Brachytherapy
06.12.18 3rd recur
06.12.18 Lt axillary lymph node SCC
07.05.18 Pain pump placd
08.23.18 Pump removd
10.29.18 PET-CT responds to treatmnt