About 2 months ago I noticed I had a little lump on the right hand side of my throat just below my tonsils.. I put this down to a sore throat/viral infection because I noticed it while I had a cold so I put it down to infection. However, the lump is still there and I've sudenlly come down with yet another sore throat and have difficulty swollowing. Any advice of if you guys think it's serious or not. I'm 17 and female
Welcome to the forum Anonn1234 although I'm sorry for the reason it brings you here.
I'm not sure if you have seen anyone about this yet but if you are worried about how long the lump has been there and are having difficulty swallowing it may be best to go to your GP to get yourself checked. That way the doctor will be able to examine you and let you know if there is anything to be concerned about.
Our nurses usually say that doctors would prefer people to see them to get something checked as it's always good to be safe and if it turns out to be nothing your mind will be put at ease.
If you do go to see your doctor Anonn1234 do come back and let us know how it goes.
Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator
welcome to the forum
at this point in time I would not go Otto about worrying about what it is ..... I gues like many of us on here you have googled you symptoms for a bit of self diagnosis and come across other sites that mention cancer .... and wisely you have Andes up at this site
i talk to many people on here who come to this site with similar problems
as with the advice from The brilliant Steph below, regardless of what you think it might be .... it's wise to go get an appointment at your local GP
most people i talk to get sorted with a course of antibiotics, some need further testing, but it then gets sorted
let us know how you get on and don't be overly concerned if your GP refers you for a hospital appointment. If that happens just be aware that testing also takes time so dont expect answers at your first, second or third appointment as this process is one of elimination of what it's not along with trying to find out what it is
shout if you have any questions or concern, but the only way you are going to stop worrying is go see your gp
other than that you are young just get out and enjoy yourself and don't let this problem over concern you