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i have a lump in my neck by my jaw line the size of a grape and it hurts could it be cancer

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
19 years experience Family Medicine
More likely not: Although it is more likely to be an inflammed lymph node or even a blocked salivary gland, see your doctor to be sure.
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
33 years experience Radiation Oncology
Possibly: This likely is a lymph node. Cancer could be a cause as well as an infection. An ENT exam is necessary.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Cancer unlikely: These are likely to be lymph nodes. You should examine the nodes every couple of weeks and see a doctor if any of the following happens: It more than ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Swollen lymph node: This is likely a swollen lymph node, a sign of an infection.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
39 years experience Dentistry
Needs evaluation: Need to be evaluated; most commonly this is not cancer, but cause should be determined so that it can be treated. See physician.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
22 years experience Family Medicine
Lump: Several things this can be. Some cysts present like this. Lipoma lesions are usually not firm. It should be evaluated and treated.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenny Abedini
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your dentist: Tooth infection can cause that lump. You must check it with a dentist first to see what is next.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It could be something simple, such as a superficial infection, or a sebaceous cyst, or a lipoma. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis.
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Please seek help: It is difficult to comment without having look at this swelling. If you haven't injured yourself, this swelling could mean an abscess or a cyst. Pleas ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probable thyroid: Directly under the adam's apple is the cricoid cartilage which can be felt as a firm lump. However there is also an extension of the thyroid, the pyr ... Read More
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