First of all, let me just say that I have not been diagnosed with any type of cancer as of this post. I have only been told that I have a "septated cyst" on my thyroid, found during an ultrasound on my carotid arteries. Has anyone ever heard of this before? Also, what were your signs and symptoms of your cancer, other than a lump in your neck? Did anyone experience chest tightening/pressure, numbness into side of face, into shoulder and down arm, heart palpitations, difficulty swallowing, etc? I go to the ENT next week....I'm not sure what the next step will be. From reading, I'm assuming a biopsy. I'm freaking out right now, because I'm only 41, and my husband has had oral cancer, my Dad passed in 2003 from prostate cancer, my Father in Law passed in 2004 from stomach/esophageal cancer, my mother in Law was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, etc! I'm scared to death that the doc is going to tell me I have cancer too! Any and all help would be so greatly greatly appreciated! May God Bless all of you!