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I have an olive size lump about 2 inches back from my left ear lobe . Its solid but no pain. Should I show it to a doctor?
I certainly would.
Yes!!!! I had swollen lymph nodes in that area when I was diagnosed with Head And Neck Cancer. Please do it immediately please thank you
My husband had this exact symptom a year ago. He went for a biopsy of the grape size lymph node and was told it was benign and/or cogs to the saliva gland., A year later in August he has stage 4 head and neck cancer. It has spread to his liver and bones. His is HPV P16 positive cancer.
We saw a mayo doctor this week. He said that it was most likely liquid and would not show cancer. So, the doctor needs to know what they are looking for. A year ago it would have possibly been curable, now it is just treatable. He is given many months to live not many years.
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Hi @frankbc, your and your husband's story is certainly a tough one to accept. Despite having the lump investigated, undetected cancer spread. It sounds like it spread fast. This must be difficult news to comprehend and accept. How are you and your husband doing?
He is tolerating the first round of treatments well. The lymph node swelling went down right away and pain in back all decreased with each treatment. The first regiment of treatment should be done by the end of the year.
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@frankbc, you must both be so grateful that the pain is lessening with each treatment. What treatment is he on?
Carbo, 5-FU and Keytruda.
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