Reply to "Strange lump/growth under my tongue"

I agree with the above,My story is some what dif,I could,nt get sent to see a specialist,My GP did,nt think it nes becouse nothing showed up in my blood test,even though i had a lymth node like a plum in the side of my neck.It took me nearly a year before i got to specialist,That was down to another GP.I had no lumps at first just a red patch on my tonsil which at the time i did,nt realise was a problem. The reason i went GP was i kept having the glands in my neck coming up and down and itching and burning,with the odd sore throat now and then.If i had a lump in my breast i would have pushed the GP to refer me but i didnt know about the symtoms of throat cancer so believed him and has a result had cancer in 3 places at the time of diagnosis.so i would now say push, push , and push to be heard if you are not happy.My GP came to my home later and said becouse of my age and i had no risk factors he did,nt think i had cancer.Im still here to tell the story and hopefully help others to cope with the cancer journey and tell them any thing going on in your mouth that is unusual insist on a refer if it does,nt go away .I did,nt and made my prognosis worse and if my cancer had not been slow growing i would not be here.
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