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Large lump on neck, smoker

My husband has today noticed a large lump at the bottom of his neck , at the side, near his collar bone . It is not painful. It seems to have come from nowhere. He is 40 years old and has smoked since he was a teenager so I cant help but be worried about this. He will visit his GP on Monday but I am worried about him and hope you can put my mind at ease.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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Hi...dear julie..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Lump at the bottom of the neck..,
near to collar bone, which is painless.,
usually due to Lymphnodal enlargement..,
It is commonest among smokers..,
commonest cause is TB..,
So evaluate it and exclude by X ray chest, ESR and Mantoux test..,
Sputum examination reveals TB bacelli..,
The other possibiliteis...are Lymphoma.., fibroma,and
simple Lipoma...,
so evaluate it .,
Answered: Tue, 29 May 2012
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