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Oral Cancer

Sudden Swelling of Neck Under Jaw

06/18/2009

Question:

sudden swelling of neck under front of jaw area,after 6 weeks of radiation and 6 mos of extensive chemotherapy for throat cancer,looks like a goiter,feels squishy,showed my oncologist and he said it appeared to be redundant, can you explain what this could be?

Answer:

It should be evaluated by a head and neck surgeon. It could be just radiation effect, infection or recurrent disease.  It needs to be evaluated to be sure.

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Response by:

Enver  Ozer, MD Enver Ozer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University