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What causes hard immovable lump in back of neck?

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hi, i just notice a hard immovable lump in back of my neck (more to the left side). super worried. Most likely cancer?
Posted Mon, 4 Aug 2014 in Lump
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
All lumps are not cancers

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for posting in health care magic.
All hard lumps are not cancers.
As you have noticed recently, the duration is short.
It could be a simple Lipoma (fat swelling).
Please consult your doctor and get investigated.
Simple investigation like FNAC ( FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY ) will confirm the diagnosis. If it is inconclusive, then a bit of tissue can be taken from the swelling and send for histopathological examination (Biopsy)
If you come back with investigation report, I will clarify further.
Nothing to worry.
Wish you good health.
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