neck masses.

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neck masses.

by alajaney on Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:52 AM

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Hi, I am hoping I am posting in the right place.  I found two masses or lumps in my neck about two years ago; I kept mentioning them to dr and it was always put off to infection etc  I recently in the past nine months became extemely fatigued; so dr sent me to endocrinologist who ordered an ultrasound on the masses and thryroid.  My reg physician thought I had parathyroid issues.  well to make long story short I went for results today to find that thyroid doesn't have any masses but the masses are (1) 8 mm solid finding with color flow seen below right ear; a 10 x 4 x 14 mm nodular density laterally on the right separate from the thyroid gland with blood flow seen on color doppler; there is no focal cyst or solid nodule within the thyroid gland.  Physician didn't give me any idea of what the masses are on; lymph node etc; I am just wanting to know can the lymph nodes be affected n the report just not say so.  I am scheduled to see a surgeon on the 25th.  My physician just told me I had to have biopsies.  No words of what it may be or what part of body if it was something it included.  The only thing said was thyroid was fine.  No worries there.  I have had an awful passt nine to eleven months.  I stay exhausted; can anyone out there give me any ideas or thoughts.  I know this site is only for talk.  NO definitive can be given.  Has anyone been through anything similar.  I can deal with it if it is cancer because I would then have a why I have felt so ooo bad.  I just would like to know if anyone has an idea about what area is affected or what they may be looking for.  I had a ct of brain on same day which was normal.  Can you have normal lab work as far as blood counts and have lymphoma or cancer?  I guess most would say I need to wait n be patient and I understand that.  I am 47  and have been through alot of issues over the years but ususally you get a little more info out of dr.  It was almost like the dr didn't know how to talk to me after the report was handed to them.  The doctor is a very thorough doctor and no complaints against the doctor.  I just wish the dr wouldve been a litte more informative.  Any thoughts or words from anyone who has been through similar or anyone who can tell me what report could mean is apprecitated..may God bless all..

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by Johnr_1 on Tue Jan 10, 2012 01:22 AM

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On Jan 10, 2012 12:52 AM alajaney wrote:

Hi, I am hoping I am posting in the right place.  I found two masses or lumps in my neck about two years ago; I kept mentioning them to dr and it was always put off to infection etc  I recently in the past nine months became extemely fatigued; so dr sent me to endocrinologist who ordered an ultrasound on the masses and thryroid.  My reg physician thought I had parathyroid issues.  well to make long story short I went for results today to find that thyroid doesn't have any masses but the masses are (1) 8 mm solid finding with color flow seen below right ear; a 10 x 4 x 14 mm nodular density laterally on the right separate from the thyroid gland with blood flow seen on color doppler; there is no focal cyst or solid nodule within the thyroid gland.  Physician didn't give me any idea of what the masses are on; lymph node etc; I am just wanting to know can the lymph nodes be affected n the report just not say so.  I am scheduled to see a surgeon on the 25th.  My physician just told me I had to have biopsies.  No words of what it may be or what part of body if it was something it included.  The only thing said was thyroid was fine.  No worries there.  I have had an awful passt nine to eleven months.  I stay exhausted; can anyone out there give me any ideas or thoughts.  I know this site is only for talk.  NO definitive can be given.  Has anyone been through anything similar.  I can deal with it if it is cancer because I would then have a why I have felt so ooo bad.  I just would like to know if anyone has an idea about what area is affected or what they may be looking for.  I had a ct of brain on same day which was normal.  Can you have normal lab work as far as blood counts and have lymphoma or cancer?  I guess most would say I need to wait n be patient and I understand that.  I am 47  and have been through alot of issues over the years but ususally you get a little more info out of dr.  It was almost like the dr didn't know how to talk to me after the report was handed to them.  The doctor is a very thorough doctor and no complaints against the doctor.  I just wish the dr wouldve been a litte more informative.  Any thoughts or words from anyone who has been through similar or anyone who can tell me what report could mean is apprecitated..may God bless all..

You need to have the masses biopsied ASAP. I would not believe anything else or make up any other stories. You may need to get a second opinion. You may have to insist your Primary Care Physitian order a Biopsy.

Some doctors believe if they do the right things and send you to another doctor they will loose your business. that may be the case here.

I have been through this several times. Here are all my personal notes. Please let us all know how you are doing. The CC community here will help you through it.

http://liveforeverwithcancer.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Live-Forever-with-Cancer/12995

Johnr_1

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by alajaney on Wed Jan 11, 2012 02:33 AM

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Thank you so much John 1 for answering my message.  I went back to family doctor just to get some info and felt so stupid by the time I left.  It seems our medical field doesn't get in a hurry.  I wish you all the best on your journey and it is so heart warming to know that there are those out there who are willing to share what they have endured or enduring and are willing to be there for others as support.  May God Bless You...Janey

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by Roselvr on Wed Mar 28, 2012 05:28 PM

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Are you in the US? If so; find a large university hospital & make an appointment with the ENT department. They will get to the bottom of it. Local doctors don't see a lot of head & neck cancer & will run you around. Also make a post in the head & neck section. link below

http://www.cancercompass.com/message-board/cancers/head-and-

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