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Lump at the back of head and below ears, comes and goes, hurts on pressing. Cancer?

i have a lump in the back of head right next to my hair line and four fingers down below my ear of my right side, it hurts when i press it, this lump comes and go, i had been having this for a long time and i m not sure what it is cause i notice i had been losing a lot hair every since i were 16 til now still (i m 32 now), could this be a sign of cancer?
Asked On : Sat, 19 May 2012
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Oncologist, Surgical 's  Response

the lump what you are feeling must be most probably a lymph node which had enlarged due to some underlying infection, either in your scalp or due to some oral infection. The swelling must be examined by a surgeon and appropriately investigated including an FNAC if needed. There is very less chance for this being cancer. Early consultation is advisable.

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim
Surgical Oncologist
Answered: Wed, 6 Jun 2012
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Gastroenterologist, Surgical Dr. Ketan Vagholkar's  Response
There is high likelihood of it being a cyst. You should consult a general surgeon and get it examined and removed.
Answered: Sat, 19 May 2012
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