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Hi everyone i was hoping if anyone could shead some light on this for me,
as it is making me quite anxious.
I have been to the doctors today but they seem quite baffled. I have a lump in or near my submandibular gland. It is around the size of a walnut, and it very hard almost feels like bone, and is immobile. It feels attatched to the jaw bone. Ive had this now for around 5 week. I am a smoker and smoke 20 a day. It feels a bit tender if i touch it, but apart from that feeling no pain at all, at any time, and i have no dental pain, or pain while eating. It doesnt come and go its there constantly and i think it may be growing but at a very slow pace. I am 22 and female, I must admit to trying to do some research on the net best i can, and the thought of it been a cancerous tumour scares me, as cancer runs in both sides of my family, and sometimes its easy to put 2+2 together and make 5. I just dont like the not knowing.
I've been refered to hospital to have a xray and scan, what kind of scan im not sure, the doctor was quite vague. Im just waiting for an appointment to come through the post.
I know its hard to give a answer, because it could be a number of things. I was just wondering if anyone has ever experienced this and what the outcome was, or what i am to expect next.
I would be really grateful for any replies and thank you for taking the time to read this.
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