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Cancerous Lumps On The Head
See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Lump on the skin of testicle. I have these painless white lumps on the skin of my scrotum. What are they?
Bumps appearing on back of head. First on mastoid (firm and non-painful, grows when agitated). Second on occipital (firm and painful).
Lumps/nodes: These sound like lymph nodes which can occur at these sites behind the ears or at the base of the neck. Often it may be related to a scalp condition (skin infection, sores) if there are no other signs of these in your lower neck areas. Hair products, dyes, ?tattoos are other considerations possibly causing this swelling. F/U with MD if not resolving over a few weeks. ...Read more
Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch
You don't have: Meningioma , a benign tumor is intra-cranial ( in side the skull ) originates from lining membrane of skull not brain itself so you can not feel it . What you are feeling is a fatty benign tumor - lipoma , common at that location , show to your doctor . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: an inflamed lymph node (or a cyst). However, can't state with certainty without assessment. ...Read more
Lump inside inner thigh firm wjen pushed no visible lump on surface of skin. Always itchy over the area of lump, sore when pressed on. What could be?
Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.
Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small , rubbery , not movable swollen lymph node on the right side of the back of my neck , sometimes it gives my neck some pains , is it cancerous?
Have them checked: Small neck lymph nodes of the type you describe are not uncommon. A physician should be able to determine whether they are within the "normal range" or not. Not all abnormally enlarged lns are due to cancer. There are a normal of bening conditions that do this too (viruses do it commonly, tattoos, autoimmune diseases). ...Read more
Small pea sized lump on side of neck. Somewhat movable can move from side to side. Terrified it's cancer! in the spot where lymphnodes are.
Need to examine: Do you have lesions in your scalp, or face? Even bad dandruff or pimples on the face may lead to enlargement of local lymph nodes. If you have no lesions on the scalp and/or face, you can wait to see what happens. It is not likely that you have cancer, but if the node persists for more than two weeks, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Soft nodule on back of neck, if touched, I experience vertigo. Lump is directly behind thyroid nodule on front of neck. Are they connected issues?
The suspicious mole is on the right side of my back , the swollen lymph node is the back right side of my neck , are they related?
Hope not: Go see a dermatologist now and get this looked at critically and biopsied if necessary. Do asap. Good luck. ...Read more
Fordyce granules.: Very common. Small, 1 - 3 mm in diameter, painless, pale. They are harmless. ...Read more
Get checked: Without being formally evaluated hard to know cause so best to get checked by your doctor or a dermatologist. Cysts can form on the genitalia and could present as firm bumps, but again best to be formally checked by a physician. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Lumps anywhere are either benign or cancerous. Benign lumps in neck are frequently caused by infections in the throat which are common(colds and coughs due to viruses). But cancer can affect the neck lymph nodes or any other organs like thyroid or inside the mouth, which can show up as an enlarged neck nodes. You need to think cancer when the lump is painless and is continuing to grow for >3-4 wk. ...Read more
I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?
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