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A 21-year-old female asked:

Will a dermatologist be able to check a neck cyst for cancer?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes, often can: Yes but any surgeon can handle this problem if it is more than one cm in size.
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: A small superficial cyst on the neck is unlikely to be cancer. A much more likely cause is a sebaceous cyst. See: http://bit.ly/1yZnrMH
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
Possibly: Most cysts are removed by surgeons. See your doctor and get a referral in your area.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Start with PCP: It would be better to consult your primary care provider first and if needed s/he would be in a better position to choose the specialty for further consultation.

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Last updated Mar 12, 2020

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