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Pea sized lump on side/back of neck about 4 finger widths down from my ear. i'm pretty sure i had this before but it would move. i can push down on it so its squishy and doesn't hurt. i'm nervous its cancer.my period is due could lymphnodes swell?

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Dr. Stanley Katz answered

Specializes in Dermatology

See your doc: could be cyst, but should be seen by your doc or dermatologist for proper eval and poss Tx

Answered 4/19/2020

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Watch and wait: You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor. Wish you good health!

Answered 4/19/2020

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