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

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It is unlikely that you had... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
32 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 21 years experience
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
Dentistry 32 years experience
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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Basics: We all have lymph nodes in our neck from birth on. Normal nodes are not a problem. Your nigh sweats can represent many other health issues unrelated t... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
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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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Depends on size: and location, but not very likely at your age. It is probably an enlarged lymph node. If it persists, you need to see a doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Exam necessary: Skin and soft tissue lumps are incredibly common and only a small fraction of these end up being cancerous. I would advise you to see your doctor to ... Read More
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