Discovered large mass in upper neck front just left of throat. 2 time invasive breast cancer survivor occasionally get choked what do you think this?
Breast cancer. Get seen and examined to identify whether this represents a lymph node or potentially your thyroid.
Get checked now. You need to see a physician very soon. While there is a possibility this is benign, you need further testing asap.
I'm a 2yr (TN) breast cancer survivor. Do the odds of having cancer again, same or different anywhere in the body increase as time goes on?
Congratulations. As a rule, the risk of recurrence of the cancer you had goes down with time. It varies a lot depending on the stage and receptor status and I'm afraid there's no magic number after which the risk is zero (I've seen it relapse more than 15 years after surgery). As to other cancers, the risk depends on the kind. Some cancers have shared risk factors, be it genetic or lifestyle, some others.... Read more...
Why risk it? We get plenty of uv exposure from normal day to day activities regardless of where you live. So why exposé yourself to unnecessary radiation when cosmetically there are many topical products and spray options that achieve the same effect. Even if you had never had breast cancer people should b overly cautious about extra exposure. If you did receive radiation therapy for your cancer then avoid. Read more...