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#96450 06-01-2009 01:11 PM
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I have noticed several knots in my neck. One very close to insision site slighly below ear. I woke up feeling as if I had slept on my neck wrong. It has been hurting now for over 2 weeks. The severity of the pain has decreased some. The knot is hard to the touch relatively large maybe the size of a quarter and is very tender to the touch. I have now felt a smaller softer knot on the other size of neck. Also I have been getting headaches on an almost everyday basis. I am scheduled to see the DR on Friday...
Just curious as to everyones thoughts. Should I be worried or am I just stressing myself?

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*Shaylynn*
11.25.08 SCC of tongue diagnosed @ age 23 T2N2cM0
12.20.2008 Partial glossectomy & left neck dissection. Clear margins.
6.24.09-Pet Scans show 2 areas of concern
8.5.09-Recurrence-Perotid Gland and swollen node removal
9.29.09 Carboplatin & Taxol x8 Tomo x39
11.19.09 WILL COMPLETE TREATMENTS!



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Shaylynn, your signature doesn't say if you had chemo and or radiation treatments following surgery? There's only one good answer here and that's to think positive until you can get in to have your doctor take a look. Wishing you the best.


Bill . . . SCC - originated in right tonsil, drifted into neck ( 28 lymph nodes removed - one positive ). Radical neck dissection in September 07, completed 34 radiation tx on January 4, 2008. Used Peg. Non smoker, 61, good shape, no previous health issues. Second year PET scan - "all clear".
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No...no tratment except surgery


*Shaylynn*
11.25.08 SCC of tongue diagnosed @ age 23 T2N2cM0
12.20.2008 Partial glossectomy & left neck dissection. Clear margins.
6.24.09-Pet Scans show 2 areas of concern
8.5.09-Recurrence-Perotid Gland and swollen node removal
9.29.09 Carboplatin & Taxol x8 Tomo x39
11.19.09 WILL COMPLETE TREATMENTS!



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Shaylynn,
It could be nothing. But I think its a good thing you have a Dr appt on Friday. I would have him take a look for sure.
If I told you not to worry would it work?
Amy


40 yr old. Stage IV SCC found left tonsil. PET/CT shows cancer on base of tongue, floor of mouth, lymph nodes on both sides. HPV 16 pos. 6 weeks of cisplatin, 43 days of radiation. 73gy on each side.
ND March 2, 2009
reoccurance dx'd Aug 19, 2009
AmyK #96455 06-01-2009 02:05 PM
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My cancerous nodes were never painful if that helps but your doctor is the only person you need to listen to right now. After he examines it(them)let us know what he plans to do next.

Where were you treated?


David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 2014 & 15, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.
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Hi I don't know if this will help but I too seemed to worry about spots and as it turns out the people here are right it is a doctor's call but if it helps at all due to swelling (lymphodemia) I had extra pressure and caused earaches and headaches. For me theriputic massage helped relieve some of the pressure. This is just a thought mind you...


Dianne..treatment at cc at Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario...insulin dependant, Surgery Sept 8/08 Tracheotomy,composite resection and bilateral neck dissection, left radial forearm free flap... T2N0 squamous cell carcinoma. No radiation A little over 2 yrs clear YAY
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I have been thru this not too long ago,. After some biopsies, I was told it is scar tissue. Yes scar tissue hurs pretty bad and I still have it goimg on. Even in both ars wheere it seems to rotate from right to left and back.


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My husband had swollen lymph nodes and the dr. didn't think anything of it because he had a cold for about a month and thought that it just from the cold.
He is having treatments now
Radiation and chemo


Crgvr to Husband 55-yrs, surgery to remove cyst-diagnosed as SCC, 4/3/09 CT & Pet Scan showed more cancer in left lymph node and primary at the base of the tongue.TX Radiation 7 weeks 5 days a week last day is 6/25/09
Chemo completed 6/19/09
Peg Tube 5/22/09
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I have had Pet scans done and have viewed the report. I am still waiting to get in with the dr but on both sides the nodes are getting larger. Some of the report is posted on my blog. www.remissionorbust.blogspot.com


Thanks for all the thoughts!


*Shaylynn*
11.25.08 SCC of tongue diagnosed @ age 23 T2N2cM0
12.20.2008 Partial glossectomy & left neck dissection. Clear margins.
6.24.09-Pet Scans show 2 areas of concern
8.5.09-Recurrence-Perotid Gland and swollen node removal
9.29.09 Carboplatin & Taxol x8 Tomo x39
11.19.09 WILL COMPLETE TREATMENTS!



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I see you have added a Signature Line which helps a great deal and I read your site and while I am not anything close to a doctor I do think that the reading does indicate dead cells in at least 2 swollen lymph nodes with rather high glucose uptakes which can mean cancer so you do need to get with your doctor ASAP and get his/her opinion.


David

Age 58 at Dx, HPV16+ SCC, Stage IV BOT+2 nodes, non smoker, casual drinker, exercise nut, Cisplatin x 3 & concurrent IMRT x 35,(70 Gy), no surgery, no Peg, Tx at Moffitt over Aug 06. Jun 07, back to riding my bike 100 miles a wk. Now doing 12 Spin classes and 60 outdoor miles per wk. Nov 13 completed Hilly Century ride for Cancer, 104 miles, 1st Place in my age group. Apr 2014 & 15, Spun for 9 straight hrs to raise $$ for YMCA's Livestrong Program. Certified Spin Instructor Jun 2014.

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