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A 37-year-old male asked:

37-female friend recently told me she's afraid that she's got throat cancer, as she's smoked and vaped for a while now. she's developed a lump on her neck that she can pop, but it comes back and the smell when its popped is awful. is cancer likely?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely: The cited symptom does not appear to be related to any cancer. It sounds like she has a simple cyst that accumulated debris which returns over time. Proper treatment would likely require surgical removal of the cyst core which is often just an office procedure under a local.

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