Hi, im 15 years old, I recently discovered a little lump on the right side of my chin thats even with the bottom corner of my lip. I recently quit dipping due to this mysterious lump and it has gotten smaller but is still there. Its not visible, i can only feel it. its pretty hard, could it be cancer?
Based on the description it is possible that the lump you have described could be a enlarged lymph node
Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system, where white blood cells (lymphocytes) mature and âââundergo clonal multiplication. The lymphocytes are important for fighting the infection and clearing the âââviruses and bacteria from the body. Hence during any inflammation or infection it is common for the lymph nodes to âââincrease in size and also become a bit tender (pain on application of pressure). â
In occasional cases, it is common for some nodes to be continuously active and hence appear enlarged permanently.
In such cases , treatment with antibiotics and other anti-inflammatory measures can help to resolve the condition.
It would be recommended that you consult with your doctor and seek a proper medical opinion.
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