Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

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RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by CCPYRAMID on Wed May 03, 2017 02:55 AM

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1st doctor visit actually on the 25th. I assume? they will refer too a specialist and either one will do a biopsy?/test?      But I have been rigorusly diving into alternatives as well(knowledge is good) until I get too see an actual doctor. No Insurance, No handy cash......Reffered 1st from local county health office..... they do nothing but immunizations and such. I've reasearched and it seems pretty spot on. Def concderned.

Doing immune boosting vitamins, colloidial silver, amino acids, all the basic Immune suppliments or course......... But it'll be a few while I get thrown around to a few offices and they do their collective thing..........

I wish I had insuranse and had a primary of some sort......

If I start this new job in a cpl weeks, thats still 6 months before Insurance kicks in??  Seems the only thing I have left............A really good credit rating, is also about too be out the window................

RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by CCPYRAMID on Wed May 03, 2017 02:57 AM

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Maybe if I scope through more minute clinics type places I can get things going a little quicker?  But it is what it is for now.............bROKE SO I MUST WAIT????  NOT FAIR FOR  SURE.

RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by paulnorman on Thu May 04, 2017 08:29 PM

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I knowmwhat you are going through.  I had the same experience a couple ofyears ago.  It seems bad at the time but the results are worth it. 

I was scared with the mask, but after a treatment or two (I had 33 days of radiation) you get so you can get through it.  Another user of this board gave me a hint on getting through the radiation.  He played mental golf during the radiation and that worked for me.  Got about nine holes in a session!  

You will be going through hell the next few monts, but it gets better.  I'm out over two years now and have returned to near normal.  

RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by Dlynn1210 on Fri May 05, 2017 02:38 AM

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If you read back through the person's posts, it doesn't appear that he has a definitive diagnosis yet but rather appears to be self diagnosing after looking up symptoms on the internet - and looking at pictures of other people's throats posted on web sites.  It doesn't sound as if treatment is a problem but more worried about as how he is going to pay for treatment if needed without insurance. 

Diana

RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by CCPYRAMID on Fri May 05, 2017 02:52 AM

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Yes, and am in the middle of figuring out just how to go about it all....... 

Definetly an issue, but am trying to decypher how too go about it all. 

I've heard several differant versioins and ways, differant opinions and results. If i had money, I'd already have been in for a check up. I do have an appointment through my local county heath center( thru the place that they refer since all they do is pregancy stuff & immunisations), and through the referal place, they will send me out to a specialist as they see fit. 

No cash , no insurance......doesn't add up well for the broke from what I here. I did get a call back and in the process of being hired at a new job, but it'll be 6 months after the start date until they give Ins.

As diana stated earlier in the post(s) cancer isn't something you wait around 6 months for, noting that it has been slowley noticed and obvious symptoms have been for a little now already. Who knows how long it's been building/starting? 

Personaly, I think I can tuff some stuff out like a cactus in a desert storm......but in order too get to go through that storm.....you gotta have a way too pay for it, otherwise your usually left out in the cold and used as a guinee pig VS getting too go through real treatments.........

21 days until the 1st appointment, unless there is a cancellation of some sort earlier........?   

RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by Dlynn1210 on Fri May 05, 2017 11:57 AM

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C.C.

You said you don't need a doctor to tell you what is wrong but that is exactly what you need - and you need an ENT who specializes in the ear, nose, and throat as all connect.  To be quite honest, your symptoms are not those generally associated with head and neck cancer.  Polps do not equate to cancer, throat pain does not equate to cancer, and HPV cannot be self diagnosed.  There are reports that HPV actually benefits someone being treated for head and neck cancer - but then most treated for this type of cancer have an excellent prognosis for being cured after the invent of Cisplatin Chemo. 

This is not saying you don't have a health issue but it honestly does not sound like cancer.  Head and neck cancers rarely show any symptoms.  I wouldn't get so focused on it being cancer that you overlook information that could help your doctor accurately diagnose your problem. 

You would not receive SSI as long as you are able to work - and definitely not before you receive a definite diagnosis from a doctor.  My husband is notorius about going online and researching his symptoms and getting himself all worked up about what 'he' thinks is wrong with him.  He has been wrong 99% of the time and just got upset over something not as serious as he imagined.  Getting upset is not good fo for your overall health.  I know it is tough to be calm when you don't feel well but please try. 

Diana  

RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by CCPYRAMID on Sat May 06, 2017 12:27 AM

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Yes, and am in the middle of figuring out just how to go about it all....... 

Definetly an issue, but am trying to decypher how too go about it all. 

I've heard several differant versions and ways, differant opinions and results. If i had money, I'd already have been in for a check up. I do have an appointment through my local county heath center( thru the place that they refer since all they do is pregancy stuff & immunisations), and through the referal place, they will send me out to a specialist as they see fit? 

No cash , no insurance......doesn't add up well for the broke from what I here. I'll get told too get bent in the end....I did get a call back and in the process of being hired at a new job, but it'll be 6 months after the start date until they give Ins. As Diana put it previously; Cancer is not something you wait around 6 months for.........I've already waited a cpl months thus far IN RE: noticing stuff and then slow research and then realizing YUP........* we'll go into the eye stuff in a moment........ 

Personaly, I think I can tuff some stuff out like a cactus in a desert storm......but in order too get to go through that storm.....you gotta have a way too pay for it, otherwise your usually left out in the cold and used as a guinee pig VS getting to go through real and proper treatments......... 

On another note: I had an incident at work.......as a plumbing apprentice. I wont go nto details, but a co-worker spilled two glue pots in the ditch I was working in putting PVC pipe together. I breather in a massive IMO amount of vapors......purple PVC glue( because inspectors want to see the color of course ( main ingreadient:  METHEL ETHEL KEYTONE), as well as the Glue itself 1 quart of each filled to the rim and dumped/kickes over right in my face. No wher to move quick as I was in a ditch putting the new underground pipes together.....Long story short, I on the job mind you breathed in a massive amount of methel ethel keytone and whatever specifics are in the glue itself........didn't really think much except for damn at the time. Needless too say My EYES are now basically red as H888. in the basic eye that you see when your eyes are open. If I deliberately widen my eyes, you can see the whites......but regular=NO. it does hurt, feels tight, gives migranes and feels generally weird. I cant loose my job since it pays crap and its all I have...... Obviously getting told Oh' don't worry, it'll go away, on like a thats the breaks kinda attitude. Don't worry I've been plumbing for 40 years, It wont hurt yah, it's not like you drank it attitude. He just doesn't want a Workers comp case obviously.  Well with the eye thing as it is, he's going too very soon!!!  I got notice that they are simply checking my referances and background and then comes the simplified pee test. Once I am hired with the new job, It wont matter if he want a workers comp case or not.  HE'S GETTING ONE & IT'S WELL DESERVED.

So the eye are messed up a bit from the large amount of vapors from not one but two quarts of glue and cleaner flushing up in them......

Noow come the QUESTION????  would breathing in such nasty cancer casusing stuff and taking all those vapors into the mouth also cause the pollups i see in the bac of my throat???? would it not contribute too what may have already been soomething possable like bad tooth work( as i have not had money for proper dental care & improper dental care is also as I have found out is a major role in getting mouth/throat cancer??!!??!!  So the question is basically is now..... was it a Massive push for a potentially already happening thing to really happen even worse and really bring it out? or was it a solo cause? given the eye issue as well? Breathing in 2 quarts spilled glue and cleaner as well as it flushing into the eyes and burning them the way they have...............?

Real is Real. I say anything too soon, I am homeless on the street no job, no money, no hope( my age and circumstance........)doesn't fair well getting back on feet ....................

Now that I have found a newer and REAL job again, (finger crossed they complete all checks ion about 2 weeks????  

Now I can say too the boss, Fix this EYE ISSUE easy like OR a lawyer will fix iit not easy like.

That I.M.O. opens the door for them too do a mountain of checking about the mouth and throat as well. 

**Sorry for the long post, but  the eye issue isn't going away & I will address it +/- next week. The question I ask all of you now is: Does any one have any information as too related chemical workplace causes of cancer? and do you see it as a potential reason I am as well now seeing an obvious problen due to breating and taking in so many vapors into my throat/mouth verses it being a classic bad dental issue???

Thanx.

RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by Dlynn1210 on Sat May 06, 2017 09:17 PM

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CC

Many people develop polyps (not cancer) - our local news caster had to take time off work because of them.  The same as bad dental hygiene does not cause head and neck cancers.  

Cancer Compass was created for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors. Every type of cancer is different and there are no answers that any of us can provide without even knowing if you have cancer.  I believe every one of us who has been diagnosed with cancer will tell you there is no way any of us could have diagnosed ourselves.   

Many have faced cancer without insurance and even more with financial constraints.  I have a close friend who is battling GBM Stage IV (diagnosed) - brain cancer.  They removed the tumor last August but 90-100% grow back within the first year.  She is still working as many hours as she can while enduring chemo and radiation (and seizures related to the chemo) because she 'needs' the money. 

Most on Cancer Compass are not dealing with 'what if' but with the real thing - cancer!

First - You need a definite diagnosis. 

Second - It is a better idea to use your time to check around for organizations that can help with your medical expenses if it becomes necessary.

Many of us have toughed that storm out OR are in the midst of that storm - but that was after we knew the dynamics of the storm.

Diana 

     

RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by CCPYRAMID on Sun May 07, 2017 02:26 AM

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Diana,

               I hope your friend is feeling better and is doing as goos as she can be. Thank you for chimimg in. I came accross the site, scoped some things out and it seemed very good information wise, seemed like i could ask/reach out...so thank you again, especially from someone who basically has no family, no GO TO person. That person passed away about a half a year ago, so asking questions and getting answers has been good/nice.  You say Bad dental does not cause Head & Neck Cancers, then would throat/mouth cancer not be??? Region/Area. The reason I began this is not only did I have no $$$ for dentist and such and they have gotten bad, but I specifically read that it can in fact cause throat/mouth cancer!!! I have only read up on what I can with Wi-Fi ( I have no smart phone plan that I can just pop on the net & no SPecific service). SO I only am able too read up on and catch up with what I can....  

Having said that, I specifically read up on that bad dental can cause throat/mouth cancer & that Is as well where I began too notice Pollups in the back of my throat? and the upper sides?  The base of tougne has bumps/affected sore spots. In addition to having a tooth pulled recently at the local health center place, I asked about spot ands such, they basically blew me off and said they deal with strictly dental and mentioned something about Ulsers and other things regarding bad dental which role into the same stuff I read on regarding mouth cancer and the sores and such as well. It all roles into eachother regarding cancer and it's symtoms. I have an upcoming appointment in the next 3 weeks regarding Me mentioning pollups.....but throat/mouth cancer symtoms as it were, are all over the sites I look at. Maybe differant from Head/Neck specifically I suppose but still bad cancer signs and the types I see about and have state advanced VS begining stages?

Not that I wish it of course. Trouble swallowing, swollen glands, sore throat, bump at the base of the tougne, a whit opac look too the roof of the mouth, tonsills red and sore looking.................... 

So i feel where your coming from about finding out definetly, I plan on it. I'll be in that diagnosis arena/mode shortly. I can't make them see me, other wise I'd have done that already...

& after the first appontment, I am sure they're will be more. Thanks for you input again. I have limited Wi-Fi & limited Phone but it has been spent on setting things up for the W.C.S. as best that can be done. That includes organizations that may or can help, etc. as you mentioned.

I'll look up throat pollups specifically next again, never seen a thing yet regarding pollups-but no cancer???   

Thanks again of course, your chimimg in helps.

RE: Scared!! Diagonosed with throat cancer

by Dlynn1210 on Sun May 07, 2017 09:44 PM

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Head and neck cancersinclude all cancers in the throat, tonsils, esophagus, tongue, etc. 

Bad dental hygiene does NOT cause cancer – the same as good hygiene does not prevent cancer.  While polyps left untreated for a prolonged period "can" (not will) develop into cancer, they are not cancer. 

As someone who battled tonsil cancer and has interacted with many tonsil cancer patients over the last 9 1/2 years since my diagosis,throat and reddened throat/tonsils are not symptoms of tonsil cancer or any other type of cancer.  Your symptoms sound like an infection.   

Diana

    

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