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Possible Recurrence

I was diagnosed over 2 years ago with squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil with lymph node metastasis, stage 4b. I underwent a modified neck dissection, radiation and chemo. I have had clear scans, however in the last 2 months, I have had a feeling of something stuck in my throat on the left side( that is where my cancer originated). I have some referred ear pain, however not constant, as well as tingling around my mouth and chin. My throat does not hurt to swallow, however it does feel irritated, like a burning sensation, but mostly on the left side. I saw my ent/surgeon in october, and he gave me a full exam, stating everything looked good. He said something about gerd and to start taking zantac ( I do have constant heartburn for which I am taking tums). He also said something about scar tissue. I had a chest xray in july which was all clear, but I feel he is reluctant to scan me because I am 7 months pregnant :d . I will be having a ct in january after the baby is born, but I cant help feeling like the canced is back. It is consuming me. I just want the rest of my pregnancy to be stress free. I'm sure I can insist on a scan, but if it has recurred, what are my options. Any advice? Anybody have similar symptoms? Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.
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replied February 16th, 2018
Since the physical examination and the X ray done has been normal, there is no need to worry about the unthinkable.

First relax and enjoy your pregnancy, and be positive. Everything might turn up just fine.

Speak to a counsellor and seek help to manage your anxiety.

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