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Hi, I have a lump at the back of my throat, on what I believe may be called the pharynx wall? its the wall that is behind the uvula. it is just smaller than a 1p and seems to be made up of 3 or 4 clusters, so not a smooth lump.
I have been to the docs but have to wait 2 weeks before I can see ENT specialist for tests... doc didn't leave me feeling great and I have already convinced myself of the worse possible outcome...
I've tried to take a picture but cant seem to get close enough to it for it to be clear, so I realise I'm not going to get an answer as to what it is on this site, but I suppose my question is... what else could this possibly be...? and how common is it for a lump at the back of the throat to be cancerous.
Any advise appreciated.
 
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Hello veryworried

Please remember that not all lumps are cancers. To make a diagnosis, the ENT specialist will most probably need to do a biopsy to determine what the lump you described is.

Hope that helps. Let us know how you get on.

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee


Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.

"If you see what is small as it sees itself, and accept what is weak for what strength it has, and use what is dim for the light it gives, then all will go well. This is called Acting Naturally."
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