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Hard, painless lump on left clavicle, approx 2 cm or so. Could it be cancer?

Hard, painless lump on left clavicle, approx 2 cm or so. Could it be cancer?

Not likely, but: A cancer of the clavicle bone would be highly unlikely. However, there are lymph nodes located just behind the mid point of the clavicle that might be enlarged and mistaken for the bone itself. Enlargement here would be significant. If this painless lump has been present for years without change likely insignificant. If it's just been noticed more recently, or getting larger, have it examined . ...Read more

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Lump on left clavicle bone near my throat not sore and why is this ?

Lump on left clavicle bone near my throat not sore and why is this ?

Hard to say: Hard to say. The clavicle articulates with the sternum medially. Sometimes the sternoclvicular joint can beome quite enlarged, often from an injury or an arthritic condition. This might be what you are describing. An exam and possibly an xray can usually determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Golf ball size Lump above left clavicle. Does not hurt. Appeared about a week ago. Should I be concerned? Picture of lump is my Pro pic!

Golf ball size Lump above left clavicle. Does not hurt. Appeared about a week ago. Should I be concerned? Picture of lump is my Pro pic!

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering the regular, free questions do not view patients' images.) ...Read more

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I have a hard non moveable and painless lump under my left clavical . Should i be concerned and what could this be?

Have it checked: The area you describe is an area where lymph nodes can be present. If one is enlarged in this particular area, it can be concerning. Occasionally these are inflammatory, but quite often can be something more serious like hodkins or lymphoma. You need to have a doc feel and evaluate the mass and then decide if further evaluation or testing is needed. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump above left collarbone two or three months, now I have a constant cough. I am a smoker no weight lose and night sweats ?

Hard painless lump above left collarbone two or three months, now I have a constant cough. I am a smoker no weight lose and night sweats ?

See a doctor: This needs to be evaluated, could be significant and needs a work up, chest x-ray and possible other studies. Get this evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Found tiny BB sized lump on left clavicle, it moves, not painful. Have a dry cough, runny nose and canker so back of mouth. Should i worry?

Found tiny BB sized lump on left clavicle, it moves, not painful. Have a dry cough, runny nose and canker so back of mouth. Should i worry?

No worry, lymph node: The lymph nodes only above 1.5- 2 cm radius which are hard, entangled, fixed to the underlying structure or tender is considered as significant. If the lymph node further increase in size and becomes painful over the few weeks please see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump 2" below left clavicle. Concerned about what it could be. What type of dr should I be seeing? Haven't been to 1 in 3 yrs.

I have a hard lump 2" below left clavicle. Concerned about what it could be. What type of dr should I be seeing? Haven't been to 1 in 3 yrs.

How deep?: How deep in the lump? If it feels like it is more on the surface, you should see a dermatologist. If it feels deeper you should get a breast exam and a mammogram from your family practice doctor. If you need to discuss this in more detail or you want me to look at the lump, you can schedule a virtual visit with me. ...Read more