After, that they put me on prednisone to see if the lump would go away, no such luck, needle biopsy next, that was a no finding. I had a good ENT that said the lump was there too long and suggested removing the lump, I agreed, that’s when I was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell oral cancer. It was a battle but thank God I’m still here today. I will post more later, it’s getting late. I hope this helps someone out there.