What Does A Bump On The Neck Indicate?
I have had this bump for about 6+ years on the back of my neck. If you start right under my cranium where my neck and head feel they connect, it's about an inch and a half down (basically hair line) and about 1-2 inches left of my spine. I had it for a long time and it never causes any pain, resistance, pressure, and has never grown. I say it's small because if you rub my neck you can't feel it. I have to bend my neck down and to the right to slightly feel it.
I am getting it checked in November as that is the soonest available opening but I wanted your opinion.
Either lipoma or epidermoid cyst, go ahead with consultation
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I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern.
You seem to be having either lipoma or epidermoid cyst.
Both are benign conditions but you should go ahead with the consultation and clinical examination by a doctor in November so that the nature of the lump could be confirmed.
Clinical features of the lump point towards a benign nature
The nature of the bump seems to be of a benign nature.
The long duration of occurrence, not growing and no resistance makes me think its benign.
Moreover lipoma and epidermoid cyst are the most commonly seen lumps.
My question is about how cancer works basically. For example, letâs say I stopped smoking but no dna mutation was done to lungs. Am I still able to get lung cancer? Or what if my dna is mutated. Does that mean I automatically get lung cancer?
They talk about percentages but I donât really know what that means. Does that mean that youâre not sure if I have mutated genes and just the chances of me getting cancer are based on that and then I develop it later on? Or that even if I donât have mutated genes, I can still get them and get cancer?
I ask because people talk about risk and percentages but what if I stopped for X years but the mutation was already done??
People say my risk will go back to normal but what if I already mutated my genes? Then I guess it won't go back to normal right?
Not necessary that a person with mutation will develop lung cancer
I understand your concern but there is no way we can predict a dna mutation.
Its not necessary that a person with dna mutation will definitely develop lung cancer and a person without mutation won’t get cancer.
We don’t even know which mutation are involved in causing lung cancer and how to find them out in clinical practice.
Usually the risk in lung cancer depends on the number of cigarettes smoked per day and the duration of smoking.
If a person smokes 1-2 packs of cigarettes per day for 12-15 years then he has a high chance of getting lung cancer.