A 18-year-old female asked:
I have lump under my neck, i can feel it, it doesn't hurt, but, i'm just scared about it. three years ago i've checked about this with a doc and he said that it was normal,but, until now, 2017, that lump doesn't disappear. is it cancer ?
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Specializes in Pain Management
No, if no growth: Cancer typically grows, and fairly rapidly. Your lump could be a cyst, thyroid nodule, fatty tumor; you need to consult your PCP and consider a biopsy of the lump if you're really worried or have a problematic family history.
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