Posted 2/7/2017 2:00 AM (GMT -6)
ksk, I'm definitely not an expert but my RO mentioned that radiating nodes increases the risk of short-term side effects, e.g., diarrhea, if only because more of the digestive tract is exposed to radiation. This appears to conflict with what Ravineman430's doc told him (and presumably, R430 didn't have any serious side effects or he would have mentioned them).
It is difficult when the doc won't recommend one way or the other. You might want to get a remote second opinion from Johns Hopkins. If you can wait a few weeks and can afford the $550 fee, they will look at your case and give you an opinion that might help you sort this out.