What Tonsil Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
small lump on left side of neck lymph node tumours no pain no other symptoms
sore throat, deeper voice, lump in neck.
Lump in right side of neck
swollen lymph node on the right side on neck. that's it!
ear ache, sore throat.
Lump on the right side of neck
I had noticed a lump on the right side of my neck but neglected to see my doctor. The only reason i did was to get a recently reclassified allergy prescription filled. She noticed the lump and the bells and whistles went off! That day i was at the hospital for tests.
Lump on the left side of my neck
Tonsil Cancer - February 12, 2009 (Not too many.) Tongue Cancer - January 31, 2011 (Sore, painful tongue.) Left Throat Cancer - January 20, 2012 (Lump on left side of jawline.)
a lump on my right side of neck...no pain only mild pain in throat area from post outpatient surgery when they did exploratory biposy surgery and took pieces of tissue out
Lump on left side of neck.
Lump inside right side of neck
started with sore throat, then tonsilectomy, then came back that my husband had cancer
Lump left side of neck.
Early in 2009, I noticed an extremely dry irritation in my throat that was constant. In April-May I noticed I was having difficulty swallowing. Found out in May that my right tonsil was enlarged.
Lump on left side of neck
he just looked for some reason in his mouth and found a lump.
I was extremely tired all the time, and the only symptom that brought the cancer to light was that it was growing outward. I thought it was a swollon tonsil.
Minor sore throat and ear ache.
Felt like I was swallowing my uvula. CT Scan on September 1, 2009 showed tests "within an acceptable range". Biopsy performed on September 17, 2009 showed cancer.
lump on the right side of neck
Found a lump on the right side of my neck otherwise I would have never known!
Sore throat, ear ache; hurts to talk
lump on the right side of neck and node involvement on the left
White lump on tonsil, weight loss, tired.
swollen left tonsil
Lump in right side of neck
Small lump on left side of neck
Sore throat that lasted for two weeks. Enlarged left tonsil. White patches in back of throat. Most recently discomfort in left eardrum.
Just a lingering sore throat. Almost immediately after being diagnosed I grew a huge lump on the right side of me neck. I read the doctor's notes, "Mr Fink has a large nodule on the right side of his neck that can be seen from a distance."
Swelling in left side of neck, tumor on left tonsil.
small lump found whilst saving no more than that from that the journey began as they say
Started with what I thought was a swollen lymph node from a sinus infection. later idenetified two nodes were necrotic
Lump on left side of throat.
sore throat & I thought I had a swollen gland - cancer was right tonsil, lymph nodes and back of tongue
Found a lump in rt. side of neck one night at the dinner table. No other symptoms at all.
3 month PET Scan showed cancer on the soft palate and suspicious lymphnodes. 01/03/2011 Tumor on sternum, lung.
Lump on left neck didn't change in size or color or pain level even after antibiotics
A lump on the side of my neck.
sore throat asymtrical tonsil
Sore throat that wouldnt go away
None, really. A lump in the neck and an enlarged tonsil.
my dad had a lump on the right side of his neck, that we found out was the cancer (metastasized)
Lump on neck that went away followed by swollen right tonsil.
I felt as if a had to constantly clear my throat and had trouble sleeping on my left side or back. I was originally diagnosed with sleep apnyea in 2008 and it was only a year later during a visit to mu chiropractor that he noted an enlargement of my right tonsil. I consulted my GP doctor and my dentist who only asked if it hurt, it didn't, and said they would not recommend getting my tonsils out at age 53. It was 3 months later that I had any pain and finally went to an ENT specialist who sent me for the tests that revealed the cancer.
small lump in throat and sore when swallowing.
I had a lump in my right side of my neck, I thought it was swollen glands. It started getting bigger, but no other symptoms.
Feeling like something small was caught in my throat.
I felt a slight tickle on the back of my mouth, and noticed a swollen left tonsil with white stuff on the tonsil. I called my DR immediately and was told I had cancer the same day. March 2,2011
It started out when i was sitting at my desk rubbing my neck and i felt a small lump on my left side.
dry mouth, lump on left side of throat
Started out as a sore throat. My PCP prescribed antibiotics with a caveat that if this didn't clear it up then contact a throat specialist. After 10 days of antibiotics no improvement so I contacted the specialist. One look confirmed to her that my left tonosil was indeed malignant. I was further referred to an Otolaryngology surgeon who performed the biopsy confirming it was cancerous. A PET Scan further revealed that one lymph node was also suspected to be malignant.
Ongoing sore thoat - Was thought to be infection, then abscess then tonsil stone. Not until tonsilectomy was cancer discovered.
my tongue bumped against a lump
Swollen right gland on my tonsil that would not go away.
Persistant sore throat that would not go away with antibiotics Blood in saliva.
Sore throat for most of the winter of 2010. April 2010 treated for tonsillitis with 3 rounds of antibiotics.
Ear pain and noticeable growth in my throat which did not go after 3 treatments of antibiotics.
large tumor, visible on the left side of the neck
Swelling on left neck found one morning in November 2010
Lump left side of neck, was the only system noticed.Tonsils always a problem
Fatigue for a couple of weeks then a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. Low grade temp. Thought I had come down with a virus. A few weeks later, a couple more lymph nodes popped up on the right side of my neck.
Fatigue, swollen glands
Sore throat; lump on neck.
Husband had NO symptoms until a swollen lymph node in his neck.
Lump on right side of throat. Felt like popcorn kernel stuck in throat. Abscessed and bled August 31, 2011. Went to see ENT September 6, 2011.
Left side of my neck just below my jawbone was "aching" one night. I felt a little lump with my tongue. I went into the bathroom, stuck my finger down my throat and felt a lump. I left a message that night for my dentist, who saw me following morning and sent me to an ENT. He couldn't help me because he doesn't take insurance. So he sent me to another ENT. Next day, I had preliminary tests (Friday) and Monday I had my biopsy. And as they say the rest is history
One swollen, painless tonsil - diagnosed as strep throat. Did not respond to strep treatment. Had dentist look at it, he said "it looks a little swollen"... that did not satisfy me, I called an ent and made an appointment.
Woke up one day while on vacation with a swollen neck and a bit of a fever. Both went away in a few days but a lymph node remained swollen. Went in for my annual physical shortly after I returned and my primary care physician gave me antibiotics and a referal to an ENT. Had a CT scan, then a Fine Needle Aspiration where they found abnormal cells, then a PET scan which confirmed the cancer.
Left side neck swollen
None. Cancer was discovered on my right tonsil by chance. I went in for a Heart Ablation for my A-Fib and the Anesthetist saw a growth on my tonsil. The Electrophysiologist did not see it but told my Wife I should have it checked by an ENT.
Lump on side of left neck, thought it was a cyst, after two weeks it wasn't smaller so ENT biopsied lump and left tonsil - abnormal cells found. Tonsillectomy one week later revealed squamous cell carcinoma in left tonsil and mass in neck.
Sore throat, what we thought were nose bleeds 4cm tonsil tumour, 2cm lymph node tumour Stage 3
I thought I had a cold and a minor soar throat. Went into my doctor who thought I had tonsillitis and gave me two weeks of antibiotics. I took them and they didn't help. He referred me to an ENT who took one look in my mouth, sat down, and told me it was cancer. He took biopsies of the tonsil which confirmed that it was cancer. He then referred me to the Porter Cancer Clinic and my surgeon. The rest is history...
Had a sore throat for awhile. Started to hurt on the left side when I yawned. When I felt something like a hairball when I swallowed. I went to the doctor. I was put on antibiotics for possible strep. When that didn't work I was sent to an ENT and he ordered a cat scan of the left neck and tonsil area. It came back showing a mass on the left tonsil and base of tongue.
Swollen Left Tonsil still swollen after three rounds of antibiotics. No real pain - slight left ear discomfort/ itch - feels better when I swallow
Swollen left submandibular lymph node, molar and roof of mouth discomfort. Feeling like I have tonsillitis without the fever or extreme sore throat.
Mass in the neck, slight difficulty swallowing.
Misdiagnosed for 2 years...sore throat, feeling of something in throat, gagging. Diagnosed with reflux..UGHHHHHHHH- stage 4 when properly diagnosed.
Noticed lump in left side of neck that did not go away
Swollen lymph node on right side of neck that did not respond to antibiotics
Lump on my neck discovered on 11/13/11. Went to my PCP, he prescribed antibiotics and a CT. CT results did not rule out cancer, so an ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy was ordered and performed on 12/1/11. The malignant result was given to me on 12/5/11.
lump on side of neck
Swollen neck that went away with antibiotics...came back a week later
lymph node swelling and sore throat
Enlarged lymph node on the right side of the neck. Wouldn't respond to anti-biotics. Was biopsied and found to positive for metastic squamous cell carcinoma.
Swollen lymph node beside that I feel great.
minor swelling on rt neck came and went following a round of colds in the household. Finally my neck got huge overnight late October. Partial displacement of airway. Incise and drain golf ball size Staph infection from Level II lymph node deep in neck next to interior jugular. 4 days in hospital. Slow to heal over course of next couple months. Eventual FNA suggests atypical cyst or SCC. PET/CT shows SCC in node and primary to be rt tonsil.
Lump in neck, slight sore throat
None, No pain. Constant feeling of something stuck in my throat, Left swollen tonsil noticed by my wife. Swollen left cervical Lymph nodes (2).
Ear pain for apx. 3 years. Noticed swollen tonsil 3 months
None incidental find
Advanced, T2N2Mo squamous cell cancer of the tonsil which seems to be related to a viral origin because it is P16 positive.
Ear pain, sore throat not eliminated after a course of antibiotics.
enlarged tonsil, lump on neck
Painful chewing, facial swelling, sore throat, difficulty swallowing. Ear pain.
Sore throat that didn't go away. Antibiotics x 2 and prednisone, still didn't go away. Left tonsil very large. CAT scan didn't show anything.
Sore throat and heavier than normal snoring