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What does it mean if I have lumps in my neck/ chin? It started out with just one at least a year ago today I noriced there are at least 3

What does it mean if I have lumps in my neck/ chin? It started out with just one at least a year ago today I noriced there are at least 3

Get checked: A long standing unexplained lump in the neck or chin needs to be checked and sooner is better than delaying. While there are many things that can cause this, most of which are benign, there is a real potential for something very serious. Get started right away. ...Read more

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I have painless lumps in my neck and groin. Had them for a while and they haven't changed size any idea what this could be? And what should I do?

I have painless lumps in my neck and groin. Had them for a while and they haven't changed size   any idea what this could be? And what should I do?

Cervical masses: I would see your doctor about these. While they are very likely nothing, they should be evaluated to make sure. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have 3 lumps in my neck for years. 2 are soft, movable and pea sized. The other is hard and doesn't move. Should cancer be a concern?

I have 3 lumps in my neck for years. 2 are soft, movable and pea sized. The other is hard and doesn't move. Should cancer be a concern?

Swollen lymph node: A persistently swollen node is concerning and needs to be worked up. Your ENT will likely order a biopsy (FNA, fine needle or open). It is important to understand what process is going on. A pathologist will review your biopsy and hopefully provide answers. Cancer is possible and should be ruled out with the biopsy. ...Read more

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Im 27 and I have two lumps in my neck, should I seek treatment? The first lump is at the base of my skull on the right side it is hard and painless the size of a lima bean. The second lump is just under my right ear was the same size but has grown to be t

Im 27 and I have two lumps in my neck, should I seek treatment? The first lump is at the base of my skull on the right side it is hard and painless the size of a lima bean. The second lump is just under my right ear was the same size but has grown to be t

This : This is something that has to be checked out asap. Your age, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, and growth of multiple neck masses raises real concern over the possibility of lymphoma. It is not normal to have these masses in your neck for a year. I would seek the help of an experienced ENT who can obtain a thorough history and exam, and perform fna ( fine needle aspiration) on the dominant neck mass. It should be sent for c & s, cytopathology, and flow-cytometry. Depending on the results, you may require open biopsy ( these are probably enlarging lymph nodes) for further characterization. If the doctor can't do this in the office, you can be sent to interventional radiology for ultrasound-guided fna. You are not wasting anybody's time you must be seen. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on my neck, had them for years. Could that be an indication of Leukemia?

I have two lumps on my neck, had them for years. Could that be an indication of Leukemia?

No: cuatnaeous leukemia can rarely present as a skin lesion and not lumps on neck. Think more of those lumps present for a long time that do not appear to have enlarged dramatically or increased in number and one should suspect a benign process. While these could be inflammatory nodes, more likely one thinks of lipomas or sebaceous cysts. ...Read more