Re: throat or oral cancer
I just came back from seeing my GP a little while and am scheduled for a CT scan of my jaw and neck tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully, if there are any bumps, lumps, growths or other nasties lurking around in there, the CT scan will pick them up. Hopefully whoever looks at the films will look at them carefully too!.
I too have had the chronic, swollen node, mildly "reddened" throat all the time, intermittent low-grade fever of about 99.2 or so and always seem to have various sores or peeling in my mouth - never horrible or anything and it is'nt 24/7 but I do get them.
I can also tell you that my doctor told me that if a lymph node has been swollen for a long period of time, it is usually harmless. Many people have childhood infections that result in a lymph node that becomes blocked and stays swollen through adulthood. In my case, I have acute sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, a deviated septum and just about every otherallergiy/sinus condition I can think of (we have them really bad on my mother's side of the family). A lot of doctors and specialists have blamed all of my problems on these conditions and since the mucous from a runny nose is irritating as heck and runs down the back of your throat and sometimes, into your lungs, etc, it can wreak all kinds of havok and cause anything from a sore throat to a full-blown upper respiratory infection. I've never had my tonsils removed and doctors ar far from perfect and you might have to go through a dozen of them until you find one that spends some time and does the job right (ie; not one of these assembly line "doc-in-the-boxes".
Anyway, hope this two bits of info is helpful to you in some way.
Last edited by Administrator; 12-28-2003 at 02:01 PM.