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Tumour of the parotid gland - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i think i may have a tumor in my paratiod gland its swelling large on right side and a small swelling on the left the mass on the right is painless,but it is rubbery and i can jump up and down and i fell it move, does tis mean that it is benine and could cyberknife be a treatment option
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   may i know ur age?
User :   50
Doctor :   andhow long have u had this awelling ?
Doctor :   **swelling
User :   3 mounths it started
Doctor :   any other symptoms like fever, loss of appetite?
Doctor :   can u mention the size of the swelling ?
User :   at frist no swelling on left no fever or loss of appetite but i went to the dentist i thought it was a bactiral infection the size baseball
Doctor :   also can u mention the exact location as well ?
Doctor :   is it located just below the lower level of the ear lobe ?
User :   yes just below the jaw bone
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it seems that this could indeed be a swelling originating from the parotid gland
User :   could cyberknife be a treatment option
User :   mt dentist told me to get scan
Doctor :   a CT scan or a MRI would be better to Analyse it so that its anatomic features can be known before treatment can be discussed
User :   the mass is rubery and moves a little no pain
Doctor :   once this is done, a biopsy, either by FNAC or a Frozen section can be tried
Doctor :   this means that it has features of a benign tumor
Doctor :   and based on the biopsy , definitive diagnosis can be done
User :   could that be a good sigh of benine tumour
Doctor :   yes, that is what i meant
User :   what about cyberknife
User :   to kill the timor?
Doctor :   cyberknife is a form of laser based therapy
User :   tumor
Doctor :   it is used in cases where the tumor is not accessible easily
Doctor :   eg as in brain tumors
Doctor :   here this tumor is availble on the surface
User :   whydo i have just a little swelling on the left
Doctor :   But you can discuss this therapy with the operating surgeon ,
Doctor :   that could be a lymph node
Doctor :   it seems that you have moved out of the chat session
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   please log back again , if u have additional query
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   and take care
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