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What causes lumps in the neck?

My sister is 60 years old and has a tumor on her thyroid gland, a cyst on her salivary gland and multiple cysts in her neck. She is having needle biopsies on 6/23/11. She has a history of fibrocystic disease in her in her breasts and elsewhere. We are concerned about all of these lumps in her neck. She is also diabetic and has been on thyroid meds. for a few years now...none of them seem to work. We all all concerned about cancer and the fact that her insurance, Signa, refused to approve MRI s 5 months ago when the doctor found one lump in her neck...
Thu, 6 Aug 2015
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Hi,Dear.Thanks for the query to HCM virtual Clinic.
I am Dr.Savaskar attending on your query.I studied your query and understood your health concerns about your Sister.
Cause of lumps in Neck-
The neck lumps you have are of thyroid origin, whether primary and with secondary,needs to be worked out by FNAC,FDG PET/CATS SCan study.YOUR sister appears to suffer from MEN-muliple endocrinal Neoplasia Syndrome, and hence she has all these tumors of various glands as salivary/thyroid/breast etc.and is due to genetic/ familial reason.
This is how you plan treatment with your doctor.
Hope this would resolve your query.
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Wishing you early recovery.
Dr.Savaksar M.N.
M.S.Genl-CVTS,
Senior Surgical Consultant.
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