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

Smoker, feeling of lump in throat on swallowing that seems to increasing in size. Cancer?

About 5 months ago, I noticed when I swallowed, I have a lump in the left side of my throat , about half way down. It s continued to increase in size( I believe, considering I can t see it), and I am a smoker and my dad just passed away from cancer . I don t know if it is something I should be concerned about or not, and if other things I have going on are related to the lump...
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  36
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for writing in to us.

Lumps in neck region of less than three weeks' duration are most likely due to a self-limiting infection. As you are having this problem for 5 months, it needs proper investigation.

A meticulous clinical history with physical examination will usually provide a reasonable clinical diagnosis. Imaging is necessary for accurate diagnosis and assessment of the extent of a lesion's involvement prior to treatment. High-resolution ultrasound is an ideal initial imaging investigation for most neck lumps.

Ultrasound features can be used to establish the diagnosis. This can be confirmed from ultrasound-guided FNAC, allowing appropriate clinical management and treatment.

Hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

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