Had appointment with the Radiation Oncologist Dr. Long today. Very personable. Went over my history. He was going to look down my throat with the scope but decided not to do it today. He stressed the importance of the PET scan and said it will show him exactly where the treatment will be directed.
He then gave me an exam where he felt around my neck and inside my mouth. I asked a lot of questions and he gave a lot of answers. He doesn't feel I will need surgery. He also doesn't feel that I am at a stage 4. However, he won't know any of this for sure until after the PET scan.