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Large swollen area between neck and shoulder. Family history of thyroid. Treatment?

I have very recently discovered a lemon-sized swollen area between my neck and shoulder . I am 64 years old, in very good health, but have thyroid issues on my mother s side of the family. I went to see my family doctor, yesterday, but he doesn't know what to make of this. Can you help? I would be most appreciative.
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is not feasible to conclude from your description.
It could be Lymph node?
At this age any swelling should be thoroughly investigated / and that too as early as possible.
A general surgeon is the one to approach.
If in doubt, excision biopsy is the best solution.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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