Sep 24, 2011 - 11:33 am
Hello to everyone , my name is Sebastian , i just turned 30 on Thursday September 22 , as i child i was diagnosed with leukemia ( ALL ) ive been in remission since my bone marrow transplant in 1997 , in 1999 i had a suspicion cell removed from my body , the doctors told me it looked like a super early detected cell that could have turned into melanoma , it is now 2011 and ive just found out that the lump in my neck right on the corner of my jaw bone could be non hodkins lymphoma , ive been ignoring it for over a year now , i think its gotten slightly bigger but i might be just so paranoid that i am blowing things out of proportion , im freaking out , i mean 3 different types of cancer ? when will i get a break ? i dont know what to expect , im scared but at the same time i feel like everything will be ok. can anyone tell me what are the chances of this being possible ? i mean what are the odds of having 3 different types of cancer in ones lifetime ? i wish winning lottery was that easy.... words of support are welcome and thanks for listening to my story.
UPDATE: July 10th 2012
so since last time ive posted on here i went to get a needle biopsy of my neck lymphnode , it came back clean with no signs of cancer , ive been getting blood work done pretty often , no signs of cancer there either , few months ago id say middle of may , my neck became really soar in the lump area to a point where i couldnt fall asleep on that side of my face , all of the pain lead up to a fever , next day the fever and the pain was gone but i decided to talk to my doctor about it , we both came to a conclusion that the lump better come out , so i was schedulled for neck excision , upon the removal of my lymphnode to doctors found tumor developing in my parotid gland , this is the same type of tumor that bestie boys rapper Adam Yauch just passed away from :( , at first when i started doing research i found that 80% of the parotid tumors are benign , so i called my oncologist and i had them read the pathology reports and unfotunetly i am not in the clear , i was told that the mass is malignant , tomorrow i am going for PAT scans to see if the cancer didnt spread , and from there on it looks like more surgery and possibly radiation i guess , i am scared and worried , i just got engaged june 1st as well , this is all overwhelming , i already had leukemia , melanoma , and now this , i am worried that 3rd time wont be as lucky as the first 2 , its just too much to take in , i am petrified , i am scared , and since this is a rare type of cancer ( 2 in 100,000 people are diagnosed with this ) i feel like there is no hope for me due to lack of information , research and treatment types , however i am trying to stay very positive and i will give this my best shot , i already did it twice , i am hoping that i have enough in me for one more round , im literally getting teary eyed right now , i dont know what else i can do , i also wanted to say thank you to all for your support and prayers and i want you guys to know that even though i am not a religous person much i am keeping my fingers crossed for all of us dealing with any type of cancer , cancer has taken away a lot from me and from all of us , i know what were all going through is hard , i would like to ask you guys for being strong for me and i will be strong for you , thank you all again for your support and prayers !!!
PS i will try to post updates in the "head & neck cancer" section