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I noticed a lump in my neck, how to get rid of it ?

Hi My name is Melanie, Im a 20 year old female. and have lump on the left side of my neck rite next to my collar bone . I noticed it about 3 months ago, it is hard immovable and feels like there are other small round lumps around it. Sometimes it feels larger and I can find it as soon as I touch my neck, other times I have to dig around to feel it or for someone else to. Had blood work about a month ago, came back fine showing no sign of infection however there was blood that came back in my urine test . I also have had a couple swollen lymph nodes in my neck and behind my ear. I have an ultra sound booked 2 weeks from now that I have been waiting for over a month now, however im terrified if its cancer im waiting too long. scared, and desperate for help or advice. I should also mention I weigh around 115 lbs, my diet is impeccable, I hardly drink and do not smoke. Melanie.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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Hi Melanie,
You seem to have a good number of enlarged nodes.
Though not always malignant, one should always get a biopsy, an x-ray of the chest and a scan done even if your blood tests are normal.
There are a lot of infectious and other causes for enlarged nodes so I would not worry too much.
Answered: Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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