Feb 17, 2005 - 3:28 pm
January 29 I just happen to rub my neck and noticed a large hard painless lump on the left side about the size of a quarter. Two days proir to this finding I had an extremely stuffy nose which lasted about 5 days..no mucous, no headache..basically no other sypmtoms except a very uncomfortable stuffy nose and then this lump. I went to the doctor and he said it's probably an infection somewhere, possibly Mono (but I had no sore throat)..did some blood work and a week later everything came back normal and NEG for Mono..no infection anywhere. Also during that week the lump had decreased down to about the size of a pea and was soft not hard. Doctor said that this was good but he scheduled me for an Ultrasound on my neck to check for a growth..I go Feb. 21 and I get the results back on the 24th. Now 3 days ago I started to get a sore throat..I knew I was coming down with a cold because my husband and my 3 yr old were just getting over it. Yesterday my Lymph Node has increased again back to the size it was before and hard again.
I don't understand why I have this lump unless it is...cancer. My doctor said it's probably a bug that is affecting my system but this doesn't make sense because everything I've searched on the internet about swollen lymph nodes indicate infection or cancer, and infection has already been ruled out by the blood tests and being that it is painless rises the concern of it being cancer too.
My husband is going insane with all of this because he lost his mother 7 years ago to breast cancer..she was 47. He didn't take it very well and now with this he is just worried.
The weird thing about this is for about a couple of months I had this odd feeling inside of me that something wasn't right and that I should go to the doctor but I didn't because what a stupid reason to go see the doctor with no symptoms other than just "a feeling"!.
I know my best bet is just to relax and wait but it is very hard to do and I know I'm probably jumping the gun here but the waiting and not knowing is just killing me.
if it is cancer what the heck kind of cancer would it be? I searched through Google for more info about the possibility of what cancer and came up with Hodgkins or the Non-Hodgkins type. I am just 27 with 2 kids..10yr old boy & a 3yr old girl...I'm too young for this!