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Found a lump at the back of neck. Could it be a cancer?

I went to doctor other day and by chance she found a lump at the back of my neck at the sort of top of my spine under the skin she said it didn t feel like bone as it was soft . Its not sore to touch and it could have been tgere for ages .I m really worried I am being sent for a scan and I had a spinal xray the other day but what worries me is cancer my mum died of lung cancer and I know that cancer is not sore to touch my lump isn t sore could this be cancer
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Hi, it can be benign tumor like lipoma. But best is to undergo scan and if required biopsy of the lump. Usually fat filled lipomas are detected incidentally and are soft, painless to touch. Take care.
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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