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Larynx Cancer?

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  • Posted By: Nasgard
  • July 29, 2008
  • 00:12 PM

Hi all

For the past 2 months or so I have had a constantly sore throat and sometimes slight ear ache. I went to see a doctor, he gave me a 2 second examination and told me to gargle with aspirin. So I felt like a bit of an idiot, but the problem persisted.

I’m 23 and have been a smoker on and off since I was 18ish, I’ve tried to quit a dozen times, but I always seem to end up back on them.

The sore throat isn’t that painful, but I know it’s there - I don’t think I’m horse when I’m speaking or have any trouble swallowing though.

The main problem is, just a couple of hours ago I’ve noticed a small lump on the side of my neck, it’s only about half a centimetre wide and I could well have caused it with shaving or something, but needless to say I think I’m dying now.

I’ve just looked up larynx cancer online and convinced myself I have half the symptoms :eek:

Is this very likely, or am I being a hypochondriac? I have been known to do this before (this time last year I got a series of headaches, most likely caused by the hot summer, and convinced myself I had a brain tumour).

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  • Nasgard, Last April i went to my doctor cause i was having trouble swallowing, it felt like something small was maybe stuck in my throat or swollen or something and my voice was a little hoarse. he sent me to an ear,nose and throat specialist. this doctor looked down my throat with that instrument that goes up your nose and down your throat. he said he didn't see anything and sent me for some swallowing test. it came back negative. my story is on this website under screen name "forgetlee". ultimately what happened was i had cancer and a year later , i had a larynectomy on april 14, 2008. i am 52 yrs old with my youngest child 12 yrs old. i now have a malpractice suit against this doctor for sending me home and not test me further to find out the real problem with me. the lawyers say i have a good case. LOOK into your hoarseness. it could be nothing but what if it isn't . living without a voice is driving me crazy!GOOD LUCK.
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    • August 24, 2008
    • 08:40 PM
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