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please help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 4, 2007
  • 06:22 PM

Hi guys. Im new to this board.
I haven't really found much help in forums so i was wondering if maybe someone could help me.

I found a small lump behind my ear a year ago. Very small and mushy feeling.
In december a new lump appeared because i had a soar throat. Thing is it never went down. It is big and hard and does not move.

The other day i found one on the lower part of my neck. It is soft and moves freely.

I had a tumor on my liver and recently had a liver resection. If i had lymphoma would they have found it when they biopsied my liver? My blood counts are fine and a abdominal scan shows nothing.

I am running a low grade fever of 99.0
Can someone please tell me what cancer nodes feel like? Im so worried my dad died from this horrible disease.

Bless you all and everyone get well soon!!

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  • hi,i don't really think there is a certain way 'cancer feels' but you should have the neck lump biopsied NOW.i was misdiagnosed and left waiting for a diagnosis for over 6 months only to find out i have hosgkin's lymphoma stage 3B.had they found it sooner id be a much lower stage and need less treatment. please make them check it, and hurry... it may be nothing, but you'll be so glad that you at least know what it is instead of worrying. and if it is cancer, at least you'll have caught it fast.good luck and keep us posted
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  • I definitely think you need to get them checked out. I was diagnosed in 1990 with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and went through 18 months of chemotherapy and radiation (I was 14 at the time). Mine started with pain in my side due to my lungs filling up with fluid. I went into the doctor, and it was dismissed as a pulled muscle even though I knew it was something more. I was in so much pain a week later that another doctor did a chest x-ray, and my entire left lung had filled up with fluid and part of my right lung. My tumors were in my chest, so I can't tell you how they felt, but it could be nothing. I would get it checked out as soon as possible just in case so that it can be caught early.
    kman543210 27 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi, have it checked out, for sure!! My husband was diagnosed on April 17, 2007 with highly aggressive B-cell non-hodgkins lymphoma. He didn't have alot of pain, low grade fever for about 3-4 months, lost about 40 lbs. and night sweats. Saw 4 different specialty doctors, and 1 ER visit, to find out it wasn't a virus, not a form of arthritis, not hypothyroidism, bt cancer!!! Have everything checked to get a jump on it if its is this!! He is satge 4, on his 4th cycle of chemo, and in thne hospital right now having blood and platelets injected into him. It's a living nightmare.Good luck and best wishes!!
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