i am so worried I have a swelling between my collarbone and my neck been to the gp 29th May she said don’t think it’s anything to worry about but will send you for a ultrasound my appointment isn’t till 2nd July and since the 29th I have been going out my mind with worrying I have been on scales and I have lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks so now it’s made me more worried I have cancer because of the weight loss I really cannot go on like this
Hello there - oh dear you are in a muddle aren't you. No, you're right you can't go on like this or you'll drive yourself mad with the worry of it. I do hope you'll trust what I have to say. I recently had tests for bowel/lung cancer & was absolutely convinced I was going to die so I know how you feel. I had some awful symptoms (inc. lsoing a lot of weight) & my GP put me on the 2 week pathway for tests because she felt there was cause for concern. Your GP hasn't done that has she? She's said she thinks it's nothing to worry about & so she's just being cautious (quite right too). Why would you not believe her? My GP also told me that anxiety can make symtoms worse & mine have got much better since I had my results. So, focusing on your fear will, actually, make you feel ill. Also, the GP said 9 out of 10 patients referred for cancer tests don't have it & you haven't even been referred for them!! :):) I don't wish at all to make light of your worries 'cause they are real but not well founded if you know what I mean.
I know it's hard not to focus on negative stuff but that's what you need to do. Read over again what I've said & I'm sure you'll know it makes sense! Keep yourself busy doing normal everyday things until your tes results are thro'.
Hope all goes well for you. Take care of yourself.
Hello, I can only backup what purrfect has said. Your GP is obviously not worried so that's a good sign. If they thought it was anything serious, you would have had an appointment earlier. Your weight loss could be down to worry, are you eating normally? A lump on the neck could be anything.
I know it hard not to worry but I have just spent a week worrying over, what turned out to be just a benign cyst on my ovary. I gained quite a few extra grey hairs because of it.
Try and relax and look on the positive and whatever you do, do not look at Dr Google.
As my Dr & Purrfect has said, nine times out of ten, its not cancer.
Good luck and let us know how you get on. x