Hello..I have never posted before but have been looking on this site since my doctor said I had a nasopharyngeal mass and one in my voicebox (right arytenoid mass it said). I don't ask enough questions at the doctors office. I had my laryngoscopy today and the doctor said the nasopharyngeal mass was a cyst but that the other one looks like cancer (I was still in recovery-he spoke with my husband). When I had asked him in his office if he could just "take out" instead of biopsy he said the one by voicebox could cause permanent damage to my vocal cords/voicebox and it needed to be biopsied.(smoker 20 years).
Since the "holiday weekend" is here he said he "might" get results on Tuesday, otherwise it would be next Thursday...the waiting is going to be the worst.
I have had a sore throat for just about 2 months.....kept thinking it would go away. Finally went to primary who gave me antibiotics which did nothing........then he sent me to an ENT.
I am such a mess with worry......scared if it is cancer.....I am terrified of treatments.
We decided last month to downsize on house for financial reasons, thinking it would take at least 6 months to sell on this market-it sold on Thursday-at least we got the contract on Thursday..supposed to close mid July. I have not even "looked" at other homes yet as I have not been feeling well. I still have til next Wednesday to "back out" of contract.....if this is cancer I can't imagine trying to find a house AND move in the next 6 weeks.
I would imagine since the doctor said it "looks like cancer" that he knows it is......does everyone find this to be true? Anyone ever hear of arytenoid mass and treatments if it is cancer. I am sorry to "babble on"......just hoping someone can help me.
I think you all are wonderful people on here to help other people through with your own experiences.