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    Anxiety about throat cancer

    I had a mucocele on my inner lip which has recently been removed. This was in June and during this time I worried it was cancer even though doctors informed me otherwise. I then looked in the back of my throat and noticed red blotches. This led me to google about throat cancer and am now convinced I have it. I began looking in my throat constantly and around my mouth. I then began having symptoms such as dry mouth, burning feeling, dry base of tongue feeling like something was there. I also feel like something is growing in my throat and have difficulty swallowing occasionally. This has been going on for a month or more with no relief. Iíve been to ENT for follow up on mucocele surgery and he checked it out. He informed me my throat looks cobblestones and says it might be allergies (which Iíve never had) or acid reflux. I have since recently noticed my tongue was yellowish.

    Anyone else have these issues?
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    Re: Anxiety about throat cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue23Blent View Post
    Iíve been to ENT for follow up on mucocele surgery and he checked it out. He informed me my throat looks cobblestones and says it might be allergies (which Iíve never had) or acid reflux.
    There you go!

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    Re: Anxiety about throat cancer

    He didn't look all the way down my throat though. What if he missed something? Should I get a second opinion?

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    Re: Anxiety about throat cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue23Blent View Post
    This led me to google about throat cancer and am now convinced I have it.
    What can you learn from the above statement?

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    Re: Anxiety about throat cancer

    Have you tried taking something for reflux rather than assuming you have cancer? Tried treating the anxiety maybe?
    An ENT said you donít have throat cancer, thereís your answer.


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    Re: Anxiety about throat cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by NancyW View Post
    What can you learn from the above statement?

    Why would the symptoms last this long if it wasn't something more serious? I've tried everything to not think about it but it keeps returning.

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    The ENT wanted me to have testing before medicating. He tested me for allergies but I wasn't able to do the 24 hour PH probe test. Have a follow up with him tomorrow and will ask about reflux medication. I don't feel like I have reflux though that's why I have doubts. I don't smoke or drink but still concerned it could be HPV caused.

    The allergy test came back positive for just dust. Which I've never had issues with dust and that doesn't make sense that this would start randomly since my mucocele.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scass View Post
    Have you tried taking something for reflux rather than assuming you have cancer? Tried treating the anxiety maybe?
    An ENT said you donít have throat cancer, thereís your answer.


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    The ENT wanted me to have testing before medicating. He tested me for allergies but I wasn't able to do the 24 hour PH probe test. Have a follow up with him tomorrow and will ask about reflux medication. I don't feel like I have reflux though that's why I have doubts. I don't smoke or drink but still concerned it could be HPV caused.

    The allergy test came back positive for just dust. Which I've never had issues with dust and that doesn't make sense that this would start randomly since my mucocele.

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    Re: Anxiety about throat cancer

    I'm a Head and Neck Cancer survivor.

    Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. It doesn't come and go nor does it stop once it starts.

    Anyway... this is similar to the thousands of other throat cancer posts and not one in the time I've been on the boards has been anything sinister. You won't be the first I assure you!

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    Re: Anxiety about throat cancer

    If you’re going to google, I’d recommend looking up the schooling/training requirements (residency, etc) of ENTs compared to other physicians. They are extremely highly trained and specialized. They know what cancer looks like.

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    Re: Anxiety about throat cancer

    Has anyone experienced or throat looks like the photo I posted? Here is another angle that may be better.
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    Re: Anxiety about throat cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishmanpa View Post
    I'm a Head and Neck Cancer survivor.

    Cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. It doesn't come and go nor does it stop once it starts.

    Anyway... this is similar to the thousands of other throat cancer posts and not one in the time I've been on the boards has been anything sinister. You won't be the first I assure you!

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    By come and go I mean at some points during the day it feels better then other times it feels dry and troublesome again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMomentofClarity View Post
    If youíre going to google, Iíd recommend looking up the schooling/training requirements (residency, etc) of ENTs compared to other physicians. They are extremely highly trained and specialized. They know what cancer looks like.
    Not sure what's causing me not to trust the ENT. I think it's because of the symptoms I'm having. He also seemed really laid back like nothing was wrong.

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