A 34-year-old female asked:
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my mother has swelling on her left shoulder almost near the neck and it is going towards her back. she has no pain. what can this be?

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Dr. Lawrence Judy
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Needs evaluation: This needs to be properly evaluated. Your description fits a simple lump of fat called a lipoma, or cancer spread from somewhere else in the body to a lymph node. You should encourage and support her to seek proper help. If it is nothing, it can end up being ignored. Or, getting prompt treatment might be life-saving.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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