A member asked:

Small lump on right side of neck, just behind jaw, about inch below ear. is this just a swollen lymph node? slight sore throat. worried it's a tumor.

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Dr. Travis Kidner answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Lymph Node: You are most likely feeling a lymph node that is reacting to a infection that is causing your sore throat. Lymph nodes monitor our bodies and aid in the fight against infections. Once the infection is over this lymph node should return to normal. If it persists, bring it to the attention of your primary care physician.

Answered 12/7/2016



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