Pea-size lump on left side of neck

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Pea-size lump on left side of neck

by ckolo3 on Sat Oct 13, 2007 12:00 AM

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I have recently discovered a pea-sized, round lump in my neck.  It is about 2" above the collarbone in line with my left ear lobe.  I felt another slightly larger lump about an inch higher.  This was about a week ago.  They are not painful and I recently had a bad cold virus/cough thing that lasted a good 2 weeks - in fact I still have some residual congestion. 

 The only reason I discovered this was because a friend of mine fighting lung cancer discovered lumps above her collarbone and I just started poking around myself and needless to say  I got a little panicked when I felt this.  They have not grown since I first felt them, they seem 'slippery' - like they kind of move a little but I"m not really sure.

Obviously I will see my doctor to have it checked out, but just wanted to put this out there to see how concerned I should be.  The logical side of me says they are swollen from my recent illness, but given what my friend is experiencing, I can't help but be a little nervous.

Thanks in advance!

RE: Pea-size lump on left side of neck

by Longrunner on Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:00 AM

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The odds it being anything other than a swollen node are very small.  Your doctor will probably do blood tests and tell you to keep an eye on it.

While this may be strange consolation to you, if I had my cancerous lymph nodes biopsied earlier it would have made no difference in the overall prognosis and treatment.  I did not have my biopsy and diagnosis done for a full year after first noticing a swollen node.

Dave

RE: Pea-size lump on left side of neck

by tammyjo on Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 10/13/2007 ckolo3 wrote:

I have recently discovered a pea-sized, round lump in my neck.  It is about 2" above the collarbone in line with my left ear lobe.  I felt another slightly larger lump about an inch higher.  This was about a week ago.  They are not painful and I recently had a bad cold virus/cough thing that lasted a good 2 weeks - in fact I still have some residual congestion. 

 The only reason I discovered this was because a friend of mine fighting lung cancer discovered lumps above her collarbone and I just started poking around myself and needless to say  I got a little panicked when I felt this.  They have not grown since I first felt them, they seem 'slippery' - like they kind of move a little but I"m not really sure.

Obviously I will see my doctor to have it checked out, but just wanted to put this out there to see how concerned I should be.  The logical side of me says they are swollen from my recent illness, but given what my friend is experiencing, I can't help but be a little nervous.

Thanks in advance!


found a lump on my right side just below my right ear and they did a test and found out i have lymphoma cancer they are gonna call me in the morning to set up the appt.to get this taking care of. i don't want to scare you.but i was told that there is a cure for it.but it will be a long road to recovery.i am going to mary hitchcook in leb.also known as dartmouth medical center.i willlet you know what they tell me.

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