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neck lump

right side of neck, nickel size hard, feels round lump "Just Appeared" this evening.  I am freaking out......Cancer or not....not painful, just popped out....i am scared.
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1711789 tn?1361311607
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Hi there!

Well, without a clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of the lump. Possibilities that may need to be considered include lymph nodes, growths from structures in the neck or the surrounding connective tissue etc. Acute lumps are less likely to be cancerous. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician initially and depending on the cause diagnosed or suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care maybe sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Tae care!
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