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Hard, painless lumps on head since a kid, family history of lymphoma. Remedy?

Hi doctor, I noticed that my boyfriend has some hard, painless lumps on his head. He says it s been there since he was small and his mom claims that they are moles but she is not 100% sure. I m afraid because his father died in 2006 from lymphoma and I know that cancer can be passed through the genes. The lumps are about 4mm small. I told him to go to go to his provider.
Asked On : Sat, 19 May 2012
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
thanks for sharing
yes u r right
cancer has a familial tendency
again u see ur bf had lump over head since childhood and it is persisting in the same way without causing much problems or symptoms......its very unlikely for a lymphoma
though i ll suggest ur bf should have a proper evaluation by doctors
usually lymphoma should not be confined to head ll involve other lymphnodes also in the body along with some systemic features
u needs to have some histopathological diagnosis, if positive then immunohistochemistry and proper staging along with proper radiological evaluation of that mass
for that u should consult a surgeon at first
i think u got my point
thank u
Answered: Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical Dr. Ketan Vagholkar's  Response
Your friend needs to undergo clinical evaluation and radiological testing to determine the cause of these lumps.
Answered: Sat, 19 May 2012
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