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Lump Behind Ear Cancer
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer. ?
I have a small hard lump behind my ear and one that is soft and oval shape and flatter and can move. Could this be cancer?
Pea sized lump behind right ear sometimes tender no other symptoms what could it be, could it be cancer, had this lump for a few days?
Cancer not likely: A tender lump behind your ear is likely to be a boil or inflammed cyst of some type, not a cancer. You can treat it with warm compresses but if it does not resolve soon, you should see a physician or surgeon as it may require drainage or excision. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I have a lump behind my ear I noticed it a month ago I haven't got an infection it hasn't gotten bigger and is not painful atall could this be cancer?
Lump behind left ear. Hard, doesn't move. Doctor ordered blood work and asked about family cancer history. Could it really be cancer?
A lump is a lump...: A lump is a lump. The differential diagnosis (DDx) of a lump is very broad. Can it be cancer? Yes. Can it be an infected ear with a reactive lymph node? Yes. Can it be 200 other things? Yes. Work with your doctor to get a history, physical exam, and any necessary tests. And follow up over time. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I've got a small, hard, fixed in place lump behind my ear lobe, sort of in line with my mouth. It hurts to touch. Could be a sign of cancer?
Level II Lymph Node: What you are describing is a level ii lymph node. These are enlarged when you get a sore throat, and can be enlarged when cancer spreads to them as well. You could also have an infection (that might be red or warm). The fact that it is hard, though, makes it more worrisome for cancer. I would definitely have it checked out. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I'm freaked out i've had headaches, neck pain almost a month. I just found a lump on my neck behind my ear. Seeing dr in the morning. Is this cancer?
9 wk old has sm. Lump behind ears & neck. 1 has gotten much bigger recently. No fever. Dr. Said lymph nodes & large one is cyst. I'm concerned the "cyst" grew so fast? Worried its cancer or infection.
Nature of cyst: If the lymph node or cyst has grown and changed rapidly or is causing pain you should have your physician check it out again. You are appropriately concerned that this could be something more serious such as a tumor or infection. Look for signs of redness or infection in these "lumps". Infections are usually associated with fevers. An imaging study like an MRI might help. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I'm scared I might have cancer. I have looked on google. I have a lump behind my ear and my throat is kinda tightish.. I also have pains in my neck and all over . I am seriously worrying so much and think I might have anxiety about cancer. I'm a young tee
You're Likely OK!!: Being scared about cancer is understandable. At your age, many people can have lumps behind their ears, various aches and pains, or a tight throat. The antidote to fear is KNOWLEDGE!!! Don't worry yourself into an ulcer -- see a doctor to have your lump and throat checked, so you can get back to being a healthy, non-worrying young adult!!! Good Luck! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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