Well, I felt something in my throat, like food that won't go down the last couple of months. Plus a little trouble breathing...just thought it might be allergies! It didn't seem normal but I lived with it. Family told me to go to a throat specialist to check it out. I'm one of those people that doesn't go to the doctor unless you are absolutely DYING! Not just for every little thing! I take vitamins, eat healthy, and don't get sick often. Soooo, I went to the throat doctor and he saw something in my throat with his scope...which went UP MY NOSE and DOWN MY THROAT....YUCK! I really got nervous! Upon doing an ultrasound, they found a tumor and 2 small cysts in my throat on my Thyroid...how scary! I couldn't believe it. I scheduled surgery and they removed everything 1 week ago yesterday and got them biopsied.... NO CANCER....Thank GOD! My neck is very sore, black and blue, and I have a large cut at the base of my neck that should heal with a small scar but I feel like I can breath better and swallow better. Moral of the story is ...Listen to your body and do not be afraid to go to the doctor!