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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What are the chances of a lump below the collar bone being cancerous?

I have a lump 1 inch below my collar bone on left side went to the doctor and also have a chronically swollen auxiliary lymph node on left side he referred me to have an ultrasound done on both and took blood work CBC, CMP and ESR. Question is what are the chances that it’s cancer
Wed, 20 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

In most cases this is just a swollen lymph node which doesnt require any specific treatment. Also, considering your description this may be some other benign subcutaneous lesion such as lipoma, fibroma or atheroma and if there are no skin changes such as redness, pus discharge or pain and fever then you should not be worried since it can be easily surgically removed under local anesthesia. Then it there are doubts it can be sent to the patohistologic analysis. I hope I have answered you query. If you have any further questions you can contact us in every time.

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