prayers needed! This all started a year ago with just a little knot on the back of my neck to maybe having cancer! Started off as a knot on the back of my head right where necks start on the bottom of head.. then I noticed I had a tiny knot in my neck. Did some research and cancer started to pop up on the Internet.. I freaked out and anxiety went into overdrive.. doctor examined me and thought it was due to allergies.. got cat scan and the side with knot the lymph nodes and glands was bigger but they said they didn’t see anything wrong .. started to get headaches and ears was clogged up with some numbness in face.. doctor told me to take some Flonase . And said I might need anxiety meds.. he told me he would run blood test just to see if he found anything there.. he said everything was good.. and he really thought I was crazy.. after a while symptoms died down and now they have came back last month.. now I’m freaking out.. knot in my neck and behind my ear never gets big at all then goes away especially the one in my neck.. does this sound like cancer or could it really just be something else and anxiety? I been getting headaches just on the said on the side of my head like tension headaches which have me freaking out more now thinking I might have some kind of head or throat or salvia cancer.. I have a MRI Monday but I’m scared, because I don’t know what else it could be
Ok John, stop panicking. What I will tell you is what I know from personal experience. I found a small lump behind my ear which turned out to be non Hodgkin's lymphoma. Firstly if it was cancer any lumps would not come and go. The lump would either get bigger or, as in my case, one lump turned into two and then into three. Cancerous lumps do not come and go, they either enlarge and/or multiply. The symptoms would not "die down". You are probably suffering from health anxiety (more common than you would think) and your doctor is doing all the right things to reassure you. If the actual process of having an MRI is scaring you stop worrying. It is very noisy but is pain free and not uncomfortable. I have had many and they don't bother me at all. If the result shows, as I suspect, that everything is fine believe what they tell you. An MRI picks up anything untoward, whether it's cancer or some other problem. So, sleep easy, I'm sure you'll be fine.
Also cancer usually shows up in the blood tests too. I would suspect that your anxiety is causing a lot of issues for you from worrying about it all. Go ahead with the MRI and if something shows up on that there will be a plan of action. Try not to google things though it can make you feel worse!