Aug 11, 2009 - 1:50 pm
I wrote 2 weeks ago re my throat problems and finally the day for the ent has arrived. I leave in an hour. I am literally shaking. I tried to get in alittle earlier in the month but wasn't able to see the best dr in our area until today. I am convinced that it is going to be cancer. I'm not sure all my reading has done as much good for becoming proactive and aware as it has for making me very panicked I admire all the courage you all have in dealing with your issues. I feel like I can hardly get to the dr due to my fears. What is the process if anything looks suspicious in the original exam? Do they schedule a ct or pet scan being that I think its either oropharynx or hypopharnx related? If anything is suspect, would you go to a national cancer center right away (we're an hour from Johns Hopkins? I know I'm rambling on and I haven't been diagnosed but I am very worried. I must admit that a can be a worrier. I would like to know if most of you were able to take charge of your fears and deal right away with whatever life throws your way.