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Is it common for cancer to start or spread to lymph node behind ear? Male 19 no other problems except irritated outer ear skin.

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Dr. Brooke Bair
Dermatology

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An enlarged lymph node behind the ear can be as simple as a skin and/or hair infection on the scalp (e.
g. tinea capitis-- fungal infection on scalp and hair). However, without seeing what your describing on your ear and knowing other symptoms, it's impossible to exclude a potentially more concerning diagnosis.

In brief: Tough to say...

An enlarged lymph node behind the ear can be as simple as a skin and/or hair infection on the scalp (e.
g. tinea capitis-- fungal infection on scalp and hair). However, without seeing what your describing on your ear and knowing other symptoms, it's impossible to exclude a potentially more concerning diagnosis.
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