question to tonsil cancer survivors and patients!!

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RE: question to tonsil cancer survivors and patients!!

by Dlynn1210 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 06:08 PM

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On Dec 03, 2014 4:23 PM totis_salvador wrote:

Hi there, the results of an ultrasound that was taken 2 days ago came back, it resulted no adenopathy was seen , no mass was seen, area that was checked was the submandibular to the clavicular area. Does the tonsil ca would always comes with inflammation of the lymph nodes?

Lymph node involvement just means it has spread outside of the malignancy.  Submandibular to the clavicular area is just describing the area scanned - below the mandible to the clavicle area (jawbone to collarbone in layman's terms).  No adenopathy just means they saw no swelling or infection in lymph nodes but since there was also no mass seen - you do not have cancer.  You results couldn't have been better! 

Diana

RE: question to tonsil cancer survivors and patients!!

by Dlynn1210 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 06:12 PM

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Your tonsils will show up in a CT scan.  If they see anything questionable they may want a MRI but a CT scan is an excellent tool in outlining inside our body.

Diana

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by lwoctober on Wed Dec 03, 2014 09:41 PM

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oh goody!! lol then I should know everything soon then huh?  Thank you Diana

RE: question to tonsil cancer survivors and patients!!

by Dlynn1210 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:34 PM

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On Dec 03, 2014 9:41 PM lwoctober wrote:

oh goody!! lol then I should know everything soon then huh?  Thank you Diana

You definitely should know something - I"m praying for great results for you.  I know you get to a point you just want to know why you are feeling so lousy.  Once you know, then you can work on getting better. 

Diana

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by lwoctober on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:11 PM

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yes exactly.. its the waiting that is hard 

RE: question to tonsil cancer survivors and patients!!

by caroline4 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:27 PM

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On Dec 03, 2014 5:04 PM lwoctober wrote:

and I agree with you, this medicine wont help cause I was already treated with antibiotics. Linda 

There are different types/strengths of antibiotics that vary tremendously asto how they react to what. I took a course in July and it didn't help. Have just taken the same course and the results were positive........!

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by caroline4 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:32 PM

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The course was for the same throat infection - forgot to mention that, or it doesn't make a lot of sense! Lol

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by lwoctober on Thu Dec 04, 2014 02:36 AM

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Thank you..I will take every pill I want to give it every chance to help me.. Im really worried tonight though, because my chest and back pain is very strong. it feels like pneumonia but I do not have that for sure, so I havent a clue.. Linda 

RE: question to tonsil cancer survivors and patients!!

by totis_salvador on Fri Dec 05, 2014 05:32 PM

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Hi there, I just came from an ent doctor, very nice and pleasant, 1st that was ask was what's my complain, well I said something bothering at the back of my tonque, and I said it all started when I was picking food particle from my tonsils, so he started checking mouth, and I told that my right tonsil is kinda enlarge, he checked and he said the white stuff that I've been picking on my tonsill are caused by the chronic inflammation and infection of the tonsils, and it's not food particles ,some people just leave it alone and some people have it taken out so that we could end this feeling of something being stuck at the back of out tonque. And he told about the pain after the tonsillectomy which I really don't care . Well I got relieved when he said it's not cancer. Last thing he said that he is not pressuring me to have it done right away. I think for him to say that the tonsillectomy is the option, I think then that I'll go for it.

RE: question to tonsil cancer survivors and patients!!

by Dlynn1210 on Fri Dec 05, 2014 06:08 PM

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My thoughts exactly - when there is something bothering us that we don't need (e.g.tonsil) and they keep bothering you, have them removed.  Great news either way that you don't have cancer.  A tonsillectomy is not a walk in the park as an adult.  It knocked both my daughter and I for a loop but we survived.  Congratulations on the report!

Diana

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