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Have a hard knot on scalp. Could this be a cancer?

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jan 2013 in Cancer
Question: I have a hard knot on my scalp. Could this be cancer. Do I need to see a doctor right away. i did not fall nor was i injured
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 26 minutes later
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

The common reasons for your scalp lesion could be an infection or a benign tumour.

The chance of it being cancer is very less.

You can get it examined by a doctor for confirmation of diagnosis, however, it is not an emergency.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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