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Lump on the side of the neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i found a lump on the side of my neck
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when did u notice it?
User :   i'm worried if it could be thyroid cancer or lymph node cancer
User :   about 4 weeks ago
Doctor :   i can help you
Doctor :   but i need a few details first
User :   ok
Doctor :   age occupation,
User :   23
Doctor :   are u a smoker?
User :   homemaker
User :   no
Doctor :   do u get fever
User :   i quit smokin 4 years ago
Doctor :   is there any weight loss
User :   no fever
Doctor :   ok
User :   well i've been goin 2 a weight loss clinic
Doctor :   is the lump soft firm or hard?
User :   kinda hard
Doctor :   is it movable
User :   yea it moves just a little
Doctor :   is it on both sides or one side
User :   1 side
Doctor :   it can be lymph node swelling
Doctor :   due to infection

Doctor :   do u have cough?
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