Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
132 Doctors are Online

Large lump on the mastoid bone. Cancer?

I have a large hard boney lump/mass directly under my mastoid process in fact it feels like another mastoid bone it doesn t hut and I can not feel this on the left side. It is more prominent when I look left and can t really be felt when I look right. No doctor seems to be able to feel it when they examine. It is definitely there. I fact my sternomastoid seems to protrude slightly because of it. Is it possible it s the c1 vertebrae? Or would you think tumor/cancer?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  661
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi and thank for the query,
\examination of a mass, depending on the growth an nature could conceal particular properties of this mass. the growth speed, associated signs and symptoms like tiredness and weight loss , presence or absence of fever are very important in the evaluation pocess of this mass. ASt times a clinical examination on its own might not be sufficient. A Ct scan f the head especially around this region could be a great tools to actually proof the presence of the mass, describe the borrs, the consistencyand giev an idea of the intergrity of the neighbouring structures/
Meeting an ENT surgeon or Odonotostomatologist for advice and probable CT scans could be helpful.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor