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hi, im working myself into a right state thinking i have throat cancer. have made a doc appt. for next week have had a hoarseness in voice that comes and goes, no lumps or blood but a definate feeling of blockage or tenderness in throat , sorry hard to describe. can anyone put me at ease so i can enjoy the fab weather were having. thanks,
I went to my doctors some time ago with symptons in my throat whereby I felt I had on a good day a chicken bone in my throat, on a bad day a gobstopper. I had an endoscopy and that detected a problem with my oespagus, which can be corrected, stil undergoing various tests. The only advice I can give you is do not let the doctors fob you off, as you know your body better than anyone else, and if not happy with the outcome insist for a second opinion. If there is anything to be concerned about, better it is discovered early rather than four months down the line.
thanks, I think early diagnosis is the key here, so im prepared to look like a hyperchondriac for the sake of ease of mind. it could just be a throat infection (lets hope!), although I think that would be sore. I hope your well and things go well for you. thanks for response. roslyn
If only more people thought and acted like you! Absolutely right that early diagnosis is the key....
Like you also said it may only be a throat infection but better to get it sorted either way. I guess your appointment is pretty soon so good luck with that and let us know what the outcome is and how you are feeling.
All the very best.
hi..my father in law had had a sore throat since sept 09..doc fobbed him off with anti biotics then we got a ENT appointment..after a biopsy he was admitted on very same day...to cut long story short..hes now minus his vocal chords and just fiinished 4 weeks of radiotherapy..stoma care is hard at times .what my wife and i need is some advice on what to expect and how to deal with post radiotherapy care...he's tired during the day and seems to move more flem when we put his stoma tube in...