pain as presenting symptom?

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pain as presenting symptom?

by jjittery on Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:00 AM

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thanks to the board as I caontinue to educate myself about my situation.  I am undiagnosed with dull pain that seems to be originating in the tonsil or actually a little bit behind it.  I have had normal MRI, ENT scope and my nodes and tonsil size is ok.

My question is, for those with tonsil and/or oropharyngeal cancer, did anyone present with pain?  It seems almost exlusively that the presenting symptoms have been an enlarged painless tonsil and/or an enlarged painless lymph node.

Thanks for your feedback

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by steph_rn on Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:00 AM

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Nope.....no pain, just enlarged lymph node.  Guess I'd get one more opinion..........and don't go into all your previous visits, tests, etc.  Don't waste money on another MRI..........negative is negative.  Have another doctor scope you..........if they find nothing, put it on the back burner!  If it is some weird cancer, it will present itself unmistakedly!  Then........it really will be time to worry!  In the meantime........please just enjoy yourself and enjoy the life God gave you!

Steph

RE: pain as presenting symptom?

by tristeve on Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:00 AM

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No Pain in my case, just enlarged node, maybe 2.0cm. I could even move it side to side with zero pain

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by rick51 on Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:00 AM

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I had slight pain and what looked like a canker sore. Was told by 3 ent dr's it was nothing. But I insited on having it removed. Wasnt a canker sore, was a SCC tumor.

Biopsy are so easy to have done, and are the best in dedecting cancer. Gotta get it caught early!

 

God Bless,

Rick

RE: pain as presenting symptom?

by BeckyCancerFree on Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:00 AM

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Mine was a painless lymph node which was thought to be a benign cyst until it turned up as a lymph node full of cancer as a finding of the surgery. Good luck to you.
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