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A friend of mine had a small lump in 2008 since then it grows big and it's rounding the neck and very stiff like a stone.Recently he went to the clinic and they checked him for cancer.Tb and HIV because he has lost his weight because he can't eat normal food he eats porridge only.so i want to knw wat causes this and how can he get help?
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1415174 tn?1453243103
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Did they do a biopsy on the lump or a Cat Scan? If not they need to check it out more. The only other thing besides the diseases you mentioned is thyroid goiter. I don't konw how hard those get but it is possible that the thyroid is off.
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He did have some tests done and the doctors said he should have an operation and now the problem is that he doesn't want to have an operation and his mom can't force him because he is old enough to make his decision.So what do you think is going to happen if he can't proceed with the operation?
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1415174 tn?1453243103
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It is hard to say. Did they say it was cancerous?
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Nope they did all tests,there's nothing they found cancerous.The doctor's can't force him to do an operation for his sake and family?
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Nope they did all tests,there's nothing they found cancerous.The doctor's can't force him to do an operation for his sake and family?
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1415174 tn?1453243103
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What was the doctors reason for the operation was it a benign tumor or a cyst that is pressing on a nerve or ? He can't eat porridge forever. If it hurts too much maybe he will change his mind.  He probably is scared.
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K thanx mkh9 for your help...
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