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Could my neck lump be a sign of cancer? i have a pretty big lump that is visible on my left side especially if i turn my head. i am 21 years old cur

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Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Common surface nodules on the neck include cysts and lipomas. They may grow larger or be painful. However there are some nodules that may be cancerous. See a dermatologist for an evaluation.

Answered Oct 10, 2015

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

If it is VERY large, more than a good inch across, rock hard, and / or stuck to nearby structures, get it seen. Otherwise, it's probably a lymph node and your friend.

Answered Dec 20, 2017

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