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Throat Cancer

Off and on for the past year or so I have been having this sensation of a lump in my throat.  I went to see an ENT and he did a scope (went in through the nose and looked down at the throat), I had a CT of the throat, and an Ultrasound of my thryroid and a Upper GI Series (Barium Swallow).  There was nothing he could see from the scoping, the CT came back negative, the Barium swallow showed mild to moderate acid reflux, and the ultrasound showed nodules (which the doc said was nothing to worry about).  All in all everything that was done did not show any type of mass or obstruction. Even with all these tests done, I still seem to have this lump in my throat feeling.  It is not in the middle of my throat but more lower and on the left side above my collar bone area.  With this the docs decided to put me on Nexium which helped in the beginning but then the feeling came back, now I am on Ranitidine twice a day with taking Mylanta (for gas).
I am worried that this might be something like cancer.  What are the chances that all these tests missed something? I am really worried and would appreciate any input.

Thank you,
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Hi:  I have Leukemia, and I am usually checking out that forum, but I just came onto Cancer to see if anyone posted under that category.
Sounds like you have had pretty much every test.  Did anyone do a actual Endoscopy, putting the tube down into the esophagus to look around.  That would show your GERD problem as well as anything else that could be going on.
     Sometimes a MRI is better than a regular ct.scan.  Also, did they check your
Parathyroid, which is behind your regular thyroid.  They a special Parathyroid Scan for that.
    If you continue to feel these symptoms, I would go for further testing with a specialist.
I hope you get some answers.  If you feel something is there that should not be, then you are not a hypchondriac.  You just want to know what is going on.
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You may want to consult with an endochrinologist. It could be simple thyroid nodules. Do you have a copy of your Ultrasound report? They can generally tell if they are simple cysts, part solod part cyst or solid on an ultrasound.

Most thyroid nodules are nothing to worry about as they cause no harm. SOmetimes they are caused by an autoimmune thyroid disorder, and although it's VERY rare, a thyroid cancer. But even that is highly treatable.
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How are you going otherwise? Are you sleeping and eating ok? How often do you worry about this feeling?

It is possible it is globus sensation. I have had this in the past when particularly anxious. It really feels like something is there but there isn't. When my anxiety was treated the feeling went away and I haven't had it since.

Take care.
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