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A 18-year-old male asked:

I have small flexible lump under chin. my doc said its just a swellen lymph node. but i am worried about cancer. plz help. i have phobia of cancers?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
If you have a: Fear of cancer that is impacting your quality of life would encourage you to consider cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Watch it for changes: The lumps are not worrysome if they are small(less than 2cm/ or half inch) in size. If they are bigger or grow in size while you watch them for 1 to 2 months, then you have to get suspicious and show them to you doctor. An increase in size by 50% would be of concern, small changes are not of much concern. So check it and estimate/measure the size once every 2-3 weeks and you will know what to do.
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Last updated Apr 29, 2014

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