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have a small growth on my neck the size of rice is it cancer

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Lump: Very unlikely and probably a sebaceous cyst or lipoma. However the only way to give you a 100% definitive answer is an excisional biopsy. Good Luck
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: Do you have lesions in your scalp, or face? Even bad dandruff or pimples on the face may lead to enlargement of local lymph nodes. If you have no lesi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Can this be a cancer: Cancer can indeed grow and metastasize. Size alone or softness/hardness , headaches are not good enough to definitive diagnose cancer. A biopsy and or ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Bibb
19 years experience Pathology
Biopsy could help: Commonly white lines or patches in the oral pharynx may be due to irritation, so called leukoplakia; however, pre-malignant lesions called dysplasia ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
19 years experience Urgent Care
Not too concerned: I expect they are just your lingual tonsils or circumvallate papillae (taste buds). This can occur for many reasons, including allergies. If they re ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
30 years experience Dentistry
White spot : Any lesion that persists for more than a week should be definitively diagnosed. I suggest that you visit an ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) physician for ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Skin cancer would not cause abnormal blood test results, by itself. You are seeing a dermatologist and s/he will examine and provide a definitive opin ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be: If you cannot see the mole with a mirror, have a trusted friend of family member take pictures of it and have the person check the more every couple o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: It is unlikely that the bump is cancer. Check every 2-3 weeks, and if it becomes more than twice its current size, see your doctor. For good health - ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
May be cyst: Very few painless hard lumps in neck change size. One type of lesion can be an inflammatory node which as the inflammation resolves at the primary si ... Read More

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