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Is a lump that moves under skin, cancer?

Is a lump that moves under skin, cancer?

Not always: There are several types of soft tissue masses. Best to get it evaluated by your physician. Most are easily treatable if caught in early stages. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

Cysts: It's probably a cyst which is a fluid filled sack or a lipoma which is a clump of fat. If it doesn't get irritated or larger it is probably nothing to worry about ...Read more

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Small lump on the back of my neck near my spine. Several months ago it popped with a soft material. Will not go away and is under skin, painless, moves?

Small lump on the back of my neck near my spine. Several months ago it popped with a soft material. Will not go away and is under skin, painless, moves?

Posterior neck lump: Possibly a sebaceous cyst (aka epithelial inclusion cyst). Was the expressed material cheesy & malodorous? Such cysts require complete removal including capsule to prevent their recurrence. See pcp or a general surgeon for this procedure. They will first evaluate to make sure no vital structures are involved. ...Read more

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I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

Lymph node: This is most likely a lymph node that enlarged during your recent illness and may slowly recede over time. Sometimes the node permanently remains as a burned out small mass and is not significant. If the mass in your neck enlarges,becomes tender or if new masses appear, see your Physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pea size hard lump under skins surface. Attached to the tissue or muscle? Doesn't hurt at all. Located at where my elbow is but on the inside part. Moves around when I rub it. Extremely scared!!

Pea size hard lump under skins surface. Attached to the tissue or muscle? Doesn't hurt at all. Located at where my elbow is but on the inside part. Moves around when I rub it. Extremely scared!!

Lymph node: Lymph nodes are found throughout the body. The most common ones that can be felt are both in the front and back of the neck, under the armpits and in the groin. One can also find them around the elbows. Any scratch, bite, or infection can make a particular lymph node draining that area, swell. If they continue to grow and persist over six weeks, they need to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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