A 40-year-old female asked:
i have a hard painless lump on the left side of my neck. blood results have come back normal. currently awaiting an appointment for a biopsy. should i?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Patrick Sweet III answered
19 years experience Pathology
Tissue's The Issue: Assessment of the formed elements in your blood along with serum assays do not rule out the existence of a benign or malignant tumor, congenital lesion, autoimmune process or atypical infection. A biopsy is needed. Sometimes imaging may help narrow the differential but finally a biopsy is likely to settle this question.
Answered on Dec 18, 2012
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