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I have a small hard lump on the back of my neck on the left hand side between my hairline and my spine. My neck is sore it feels as if i slept on it wrong or someting. Im constantly tired and i wake up tired.
I alo am drinking alot of fuids. what could it be?


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replied December 16th, 2011
Cancers Answer A29515
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The description of the lump, indicates that it could be a enlarged lymph node, or a sebaceous cyst associated with inflammatory changes.

In most cases, lumps arising due to inflammatory causes and benign origin and can be treated with a course of anti inflammatory medications like advil or motrin, icepacks and supportive therapy.

In case, you are worrying about cancer, the main symptoms that can be seen in a patient with a cancerous lump, include - unexplained loss of weight, fever, fatigue, pain and skin changes (including - jaundice, hyperpigmentation, erythema, excess hair growth, itching, or severe irritation).

In case, you have any of the above issues, you may consult with your doctor for a physical examination and appropriate interventions.




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