I went to see my GP, who examined my neck lump and said she thought it was an enlarged lymph node due to the virus I had previously had, she advised not to lose sleep over it but said as its a lump you know I have to refer you to the ENT specialist dont you? I saw a consultant within a week who examined me and said he didnt think it was anything took a FNA and booked me in for an MRI. Three weeks later I found out there was not enough tissue in the FNA and was seen by a different very experienced consultant who seemed to know exactly what he was looking for, he took a sample from my tonsil and a huge FNA filling three slides. Four days later he was telling me it was tonsil cancer. I am now going through the treatment path as so many others on this site have before me. I am really grateful that I saw the experienced consultant but, understand the feelings of all others on this site when the diagnosis takes so long.