Posted By: annabel when to start radiation - 03-23-2004 01:07 AM

My mom had her surgery on Feb. 23 2004. Neck dissection, partial tounge removal, left lower half of jaw bone removed and reconstructed with a bone from her leg. She has 6 weeks of radiation ahead of her. It will be a month tomorrow since surgery, they won't start radiation until her neck wounds heal. That could take some time and this sucker grew VERY fast once it was discovered. When can radiation start? I am worried that durring this healing time the cancer is getting it's second wind and will come back. Should a press the doctors to get moving on the radiation?
thank you.
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