A 46-year-old member asked:
Could this lump on my neck be cancer?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
See a doctor: Lumps on the neck need to be evaluated by a physician. Cancer is one possibility, but there are many.
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General Surgery 34 years experience
Could Be MANY Things: Evaluation of a neck mass requires a trip to your primary care doctor. A careful history, physical exam, +/- an ultrasound will help narrow down the possibilities, which include many, many things other than cancer. Don't delay...
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Can a lump on the neck mean cancer?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Not necessarily: Lumps anywhere are either benign or cancerous. Benign lumps in neck are frequently caused by infections in the throat which are common(colds and coughs due to viruses). But cancer can affect the neck lymph nodes or any other organs like thyroid or inside the mouth, which can show up as an enlarged neck nodes. You need to think cancer when the lump is painless and is continuing to grow for >3-4 wk.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020
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