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Lump in the neck, advised x-ray to detect cancer. What could it be?

My sister neck has a lump on it,she went to Dr. and he her go o hospital to get x-ray they told her it was maybe cancer or and absess(she had popped an absessed tooth a few days before)and she would have to wait for someone to look at it and sent her home. They told her if her neck goes back down she should get back to hospital ASAP because that means it busted and if she makes it to hospital.They should have kept her.What could ot be?
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Thanks for query,
As she had popped an absessed tooth few days before the chances of lump in the neck is Lymphadenitis.This is an infection of lymphnode.
The chances of malignancy is not there as it discharges pus.
She needs antibiotics & check up to rule out it's tuberculos nature.
Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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