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This is my first post here, I need help understanding what is it that I have.
Ok some basic details about myself:
- 19 year old Male
- I have mild asthma that is well controlled
- My father pasted away from Melonoma cancer
Ok, in September I discovered a lump on my neck (not in the center off to the left) and it bothered me while swallowing (not in a painful way, it just felt awkward) so I went to see my family doctor. He thought it was a thyro-glossal cyst but wasn't sure as most are always in the center of the neck. He sent me to a ENT specialist. My first visit, the ENT specialist thought it was some sort of cyst so he performed a fine-needle biospy to drain the fluid and take it for testing. As soon as he drained it and took the fluid out he told me immediately that it was benign judging off the fluid. I was relieved until later...
I went back a month later to do a follow up appointment to discuss what it was. He told me upon testing, they are not sure what it was. He suggested I had surgery to remove it. So a month later (Dec 30th). I went in for a surgery that was supposed to be 20-30 mins but took just over and hour to complete. He told me that it was more complex and deeper then they thought it was and it had "fingers to it" so they had to follow it to remove. He fully removed the "Cyst." A couple of stressful weeks later, I go in for a follow up to see how the healing was doing and to find out what I had. He told me they are not sure what it is so they sent it to another hospital to do lab testing as well. Upon further testing, they found a few cancer cells. He suggested I went for a ct-scan on my neck to see where they came from.
I was devestated. A week later I went for my Ct-scan and the results came in a couple of days after. The ENT specialist called me saying my Ct-scan is normal and everything is fine!!! Then.... two days later he called back explaining to me they found "a little spot." HE said its so small they are not sure how to treat it. So he reffered me to a second ENT specialist who I will be seeing next week to discuss treatment options if any.
Anways after all this, do I have cancer or do I not?!?!? I'm so confused and I really stressed out!!
Any replies would be appreciated thanks.
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