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Cancerous Lumps On The Head
I have 2 hard lumps in my head they r about the size of a marble. Can they b a sign of bowel cancer ?
Unlikely: I'm not sure why you are concerned about "bowel cancer" from lumps in your head. Bowel cancer presents in many ways but head lumps is not one I'm familiar with. If you have blood in your bowel movements or abdominal pain or unexplained weight loss that might be suggestive. Either way you should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
When there is cancer in the head and neck. Lumps are a symptom. Now do they mean the cancerous lump in lymph nobes? Or lumps grow anywhere In the neck
I'm 22 and have 6 to 8 lumps on my head neck and higher back. Their not pimples. It's scaring me I think cancer is in my lymph nodes?
Get them checked: At your age they might be lymph node cancer, which is quite treatable if you get a diagnosis & get started. It might also just be inflamed lymph nodes if your scalp/skin has issues with rash/bug bites, skin infection, etc. You can suffer with the pain of not knowing or get moving and find out. Its up to you to do something. ...Read more
In law diagnosed w/ kidney cancer in 2005. Had 1 kidney removed. Now has 5-6 lumps on head, 5 tumors in lung & 1 in liver. What can we expect & time?
Mother had lumps for a while now. Started in breast then Arm, then foot, n now back of her head and she getting headaches? Possibly cancer? I'm nervous
Are cancerous nodules knots or lumps visible to everybody or is it fell under your skin? For example like on your neck
Site near ear: Behind the ear refers to that area from the top of the ear helix to the area just behind the ear lobe. Behin the helix, one sees small nodes of no concern or a small lipoma. Behind the ear lobe one may see the characteristic presentation of a parotid tumor. This should be checked and if so, the parotid must be resected regardless of benign or malignant. ...Read more
Depends: Anything that does not appear normal to you should be visually evaluated by a dentist or physician to rule out dangerous lesions. If necessary, a biopsy is performed. Call a local healthcare provider for an appointment. ...Read more
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 more
Can you tell me if I have noticed now they are a bit bigger and have dark brown tiny lumps with light brown around them, could this be skin cancer?
Are all rapid growing mole like bumps cancerous? Or can benign lumps grow very fast and turn out to be nothing?
No, yes: Not all rapid growing mole-like bumps are cancerous. Some benign lumps grow very fast & turn out to be nothing. The problem is we can't tell until we perform biopsy & send sample to pathologist to look at under microscope. ...Read more
My 16 year old has lumps in various places on his body. They are under the skin and feel like soft marbles. Is there a chance these are cancer?
Lumps Under the Skin: It is very unlikely that these are cancer. They could be one of a myriad of conditions, ranging from innocent "hives, " to a variety of infectious and non-infectious dermatologic conditions. Some hereditary systemic conditions can present this way as well. Naturally, you will want to bring your son to consult with a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
A small lump on my head? This is symptom of cancer? I am a 24 year old men who for the past month or two, had been having headaches that are almost ev
Don't worry: First, you need to see a healthcare provider for your headaches. Second, take a deep breath and relax. Cancer is very unlikely as the cause of your symptoms, including the small lump on your head! It's much more likely you have sinus disease, migraine headaches or chronic tension headaches. Write down when they occur, what makes them better or worse, and other symptoms. This will help your doctor! ...Read more
I bite my inside bottom lip sometimes, there are 2 lumps when I do that are enjoyable to chew, just a habit, doesn't hurt but I've read it causes cancer?
Chronic trauma: Chronic trauma and inflammation may predispose to excessive tissue reaction that may promote cancer, though the risk is small. More important is the possibility of the bite site getting infected and the infection spreading to other organs. You may wish to consult your dentist for a "mouth guard" that would preclude biting. ...Read more
I have discovered a huge painless lump on the front of my head under hairline which feels like bone distortion is it cancer?
I found 2 lumps under jaw size of grapes about 7 months ago. Same size, movable, no other symptoms. Can this be cancer? Should I be worried?
These are likely to be lymph nodes. You should examine the nodes every couple of weeks and see a doctor if any of the following happens:
It more than doubles in size, additional nodes become enlarged, node becomes painful, it ulcerates through the skin, you have unintended weight loss, you have fever. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of bone cancer? I have a hard immobile lump on the back of my head, what could have caused it? Is it normal to have a hard lump?
May be just a cyst: I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts, especially in young adults. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. ...Read more
Not always: A lump in the neck can be due to infection, fatty tumor, enlarged salivary gland, and sometimes due to cancer too. A lump which continues to grow in a high-risk person (male, smoker, alcohol user, tobacco chewing, poor oral hygiene/dentition) without any signs of infection should raise concerns. ...Read more
A small lump on my head? This is symptom of cancer? I consult a doctor 3 months ago he said " its movable no need to worry" but iam too much afraid
Talk to your doctor: Most likely benign like cyst or similar nature. But if you are concerned them talk to your doctor about taking it out. ...Read more
I have a lump behind ear on head, hard but slightly mobile. Been there a month but got a little smaller, should I get it checked with dr for cancer?
Yes: This may very we be a swollen benign lymph node associated with a resolving infection because it is getting smaller. Please get it checked by a doctor because this is something that needs to be examined and sometimes even biopsied to be sure what is going on. ...Read more
My fiancé has a little lump under his armpit & he said it hurts when you touch it & when his arm is up by his head. What is it? Could it be cancer?
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
What about the lump?: 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. ...Read more
Not always...: There are many structures that live underneath the jaw including lymph nodes that can become enlarged with recent infection, etc...A thorough history and physical exam by your primary care provider as well as some simple lab tests may be needed to further evaluate this problem. ...Read more