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Bean size shape lump on back of neck. Advised for ultrasound. What could be this?

well i have had this bean size shape lump on the back of my neck left side for two weeks now i have gone to see my doctor this morning and he is sending me for an ultrasound and i go today for this...since my sister found a lump on her neck 12 years ago it turned out to be cancer she died a few months later... do i have anything to be worried about????
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
You didnt mention what kind of cancer your sister had. You dont have to be concerned but you should do further tests including ultrasound with needle aspiration or biopsy. It is usually only swollen lymph node or subcutaneous benign tumour. After these tests it can be easily surgically removed. WIsh you good health.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Oncologist, Surgical Dr. Rohan Khandelwal's  Response
Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your problem. Considering you family history of cancer, it is better that you get an ultrasound and then a biopsy of the lump to rule out cancer. You chances of getting cancer are slightly higher because of your family history but that does not mean that all lumps would be cancerous. That is why it is better to proceed step by step and the next logical step is to get an ultrasound.

Hoping for the best.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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