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Doctor insights on: Could Lump By Collarbone Be Lymphoma

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For months, I’ve had a worsening feeling of a lump or construction in my rt neck above collarbone; worst when lying down. Recent Thyroid US was clear. I’m concerned about possible Lymphoma or other conditions involving the Supraclavicular node.

For months, I’ve had a worsening feeling of a lump or construction in my rt neck above collarbone; worst when lying down. Recent Thyroid US was clear. I’m concerned about possible Lymphoma or other conditions involving the Supraclavicular node.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more


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Besides breast cancer/lymphoma, what else causes a hard, immovable, non-tender lump under collarbone in area of infraclavicular node on left side? Thx

Besides breast cancer/lymphoma, what else causes a hard, immovable, non-tender lump under collarbone in area of infraclavicular node on left side? Thx

Many things: Infection, cyst, benign tumor, bruise/bleed; most lumps are not cancer, but masses that are cancer in general continue to grow with time. If you are over 40, I would recommend you should be having annual mammography, regardless of whether you have an infraclavicular mass. Pay attention to this mass, and you should try to see your physician regarding this. ...Read more

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This mass on my collarbone, do you think its Hodgkins Lymphoma?

This mass on my collarbone, do you think its Hodgkins Lymphoma?

How could anyone....: ....in Health Tap possibly know? You need to be evaluated properly. If there is enough suspicion, your doc would order a biopsy. ...Read more

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What could cause a lump at the bottom of neck just above collarbone?

What could cause a lump at the bottom of neck just above collarbone?

Many: Could be allergies, infection, reaction, or cancer. Should seek medical attention if worse or not resolved in the next 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Below my collarbone on the right side of my chest there is a lump, and recently there's been pain there as well, what could it be?

Below my collarbone on the right side of my chest there is a lump, and recently there's been pain there as well, what could it be?

Right side chest mas: Mass on the chest wall could be from the skin, subcutaneous tissue, bone or breast issue, You really need a physical exam, get it checked put ...Read more

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I have a soft small lump below my collarbone and it doesn't hurt what could it be?

I have a soft small lump below my collarbone and it doesn't hurt what could it be?

See below: Itcould be anything from a benign skin lesion to an enlarged lymph node. Lumps like these should be examined by your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small soft lump on my left side below my collarbone and it doesn't hurt what could it be?

See below: Any lumps should be examined by your family doctor to make sure they're not dangerous. ...Read more

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Someone I know found lump on collarbone?

If firm and seems-: -attached to the bone, someone you know should have it evaluated. Start with PCP & get referred if indicated. ...Read more

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Can lymphoma be found in a small lump that's moveable? I've been losing weight. I feel fine also?

Can lymphoma be found in a small lump that's moveable? I've been losing weight. I feel fine also?

Weight loss: Is a significant symptom. Suggest you visit your GP for a check up. Make certain you point out the lump. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is there a chance I have lymphoma? I have a small moveable lump on the side of my neck. I am so anxious.

Is there a chance I have lymphoma? I have a small moveable lump on the side of my neck. I am so anxious.

Probably cyst: Small movable lumps are more likely benign cysts and not lymphoma. However there is no way to tell this without exam. Please see your doctor and have them check it and check for other possibly enlarged lymph nodes. The doctor may want to do some testing. If they think it is other than a benign cyst they may want to do a biopsy. Do not worry but please see doctor for exam. ...Read more

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Have a lump a little over the size of a pea, around left collarbone. Painful, hard. Been there for a year.

Cyst: Sebaceous cysts are the commonest skin swellings that can be painful and tender. Examination by a physician can make a diagnosis and it can be excised in the office. ...Read more

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Small, soft, movable pea sized lump above my collarbone. Is this normal? Was enlarged a while ago but has reduced now with no pain

Pea size lump: Would have it checked out. Could be you had a recent infection, so it is a lymph node that enlarged and is now regressing. But should still be checked by a doctor/urgent care.. ...Read more

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I have a very hard, painless, immobile lump 3 inches above both collarbones. My doctors don't know what it is and I am concerned.?

I have a very hard, painless, immobile lump 3 inches above both collarbones. My doctors don't know what it is and I am concerned.?

Lymphonodes inflamed: Is a possibility since they symmetrical, doubt if it is malignant but being immobile and painless and hard not good make them worrysome. I was wondering how long you have it and what is your medical history? ...Read more

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Do all lumps need to be biopsied? I have one 9.6 mm on the supraclavicular and worried about Lymphoma. How long does the disease takes to progress?

Lumps: Great question. Not all lumps have to be biopsied. Sometimes they are observed, some have xray studies and some are biopsied. Sometimes though if there is other history the nodes are biopsied. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump on my right side of my neck just above the collarbone, it's been there for 3 days now and it came out of nowhere I need help!

I have a painful lump on my right side of my neck just above the collarbone, it's been there for 3 days now and it came out of nowhere I need help!

Hard to say: There are several possibilities, among the most common is a swollen lymph node. The lymph nodes filter the blood system and can become enlarged when someone has an infection. Don't hesitate to be seen for a more accurate diagnosis if it does not get better. ...Read more

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I have a fatty feeling movable lump directly under my collarbone on the right side. A little bigger than a quarter. No pain or redness or discomfort.

I have a fatty feeling movable lump directly under my collarbone on the right side. A little bigger than a quarter. No pain or redness or discomfort.

Fatty deposit: It sounds like you have a fat deposit called a lipoma these are usually benign tumors and if they get to large you may need surgical resection. To be on the safe side I recommend that you follow up with a surgeon to have this removed and biopsied and reviewed by a pathologist ...Read more

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Hello, a few months ago I noticed a small, movable, non-painful lump in the hollow area of my collarbone. I can move the lump in and out of this area.

Lymphadenopathy: Without an exam and possibly some imaging studies it is impossible to know what this is. Go and see a doctor and have this diagnosed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump near my collarbone and neck on my left side what can this be. Could it be scoliosis?

I have a lump near my collarbone and neck on my left side what can this be. Could it be scoliosis?

Unlikely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It is not likely to be scoliosis and if the lump has arisen recently, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the statistics of lymphoma in young adults (21) What are the odds that neck lumps could be cancerous? Have severe anxiety, please help!

What are the statistics of lymphoma in young adults (21) What are the odds that neck lumps could be cancerous? Have severe anxiety, please help!

Relax: All young adults have at least one, and usually 2-4, palpable neck nodes. The ones that are lymphoma -- usually Hodgkin's -- are obviously abnormal (size, consistency). ...Read more

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Hi, I have recently found a new hard immovable lump below my left collarbone, right next to sternum. I am just wondering what it could be. Thank you.

Bone spur or other: I'm not certain it could be a bone spur, you could've been there for a long time, but it needs to be clarified. If it is a hard lymph node that needs to be diagnosed also. See your physician ...Read more

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I found an odd lump in my chest right by my collarbone; what could it be? It seems like a bone almost when you touch it and it's fairly large but I just recently found it and it did not exist before nor is it painful. What could it most likely be?

Hello.: Hello. What you are describing might be a subclavicular lymph node. If you were a heavy smoker, with other health problems, it could sometimes be enlarged with lung cancer. However, you are not listing those type of things. However, I would recommend that you get it checked out. Lymph nodes drain germs, dead white blood cells and gunk from areas of inflammation or infection. On the other hand, it you have had clavicular injury in the past, it could be due to that. ...Read more

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Lump in groin but it doesn't hurt. Could it be lymphoma?

Groin lump: A lump in the groin could represent an enlarged lymph node or could be an inguinal (groin) hernia. It is difficult to tell the difference yourself, and should be evaluated by a doctor. Groin lymph nodes could rarely represent a lymphoma. ...Read more

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What can a mass above left collarbone be?

Concerning area: That is a location that needs a good examination as there are many causes and some need to be evaluated in person. Go get it checked soon. This is an area of concern. ...Read more