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Throat Cancer

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  • Posted By: FRS929
  • October 27, 2008
  • 08:15 AM

I was treated at a local doc in the box for infection in my ears. They hurt and was given some medicine. When it didnt get better by the end of the month I went back and they said I now had strep throat. I was given some medicine and it got better. This was Jan. In March my left ear was hurting again. I also had a swollen lymph node on my neck. I went to the doc in the box and saw a Physicians Asst. He checked me out, looked in mouth and said that I must be congested much like I was in Jan. I knew that I wasnt but took the medicine anyway. I was told to come back in 10 days if it didnt get better. It didnt get better so I came back and saw a Doctor this time. He looked in my throat and said something is there. Sent me to get CT scan the next day and to see a ENT the day after. The ENT took a biopsy and two days later it came back as cancer. So I guess that I wasnt congested afterall. Good thing I came back.

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