Hi all and thank you for the uplifting interest and support last week with this ordeal. 4 and a half weeks ago I found lump on neck about marble size. 1st doc said salivary gland when I came to him with my swollen 'lymph node'.
Now, 3 doctors and a dentist later, the CT scan shows the tumor to be the lymph node just next to the salivary gland. It is 5 or 6 cm already. The biopsy was inadequate but made the tumor VERY ANGRY for a couple of days.
So....the ENT is opening my neck this Wednesday with a pathologist on standby. I wonder if anyone has had an experience like this and what to expect. I asked if the procedure was outpatient and the schedule lady replied, "it depends on how advanced it is".
Now I'm even more scared than ever. I expected another week before surgery to collect myself (single mom of 3).