I have a small lump just above my right collar bone. I noticed it 4-5 months back, while I was working on a problem I just happened to touch my throat and felt this thing there. It doesnt pains, neither it moves nor its growing in size. I have read on various forums that it can be cancerous and it happens with females mostly.
I noticed it when I had cough and cold for 2-3 days. when the cold was gone this lump came.I am a bit apprehensive about cancer. so have not gone for the biopsy of the tissues yet.
Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.â
Your lump described could be due to a enlarged lymphnode.
At a young age of 24, it is very unlikely that you can have a cancer.
Lymph node enlargement is a very common sign and can cause many people to get stressed and âlose their sleep. A few major symptoms and danger signs can help you differentiate very common âbenign conditions from those indicating conditions like cancer and chronic diseases. â
Symptoms like persistent fever, weight loss, night sweats along with multiple enlarged, painless âlymph nodes may indicate conditions like lymphoma or cancer.â
Smaller single nodes, that are tender to pressure without any other signs mentioned above can âsignify many common conditions including including upper respiratory tract infections, chronic âinfections like tuberculosis, local asymptomatic skin infections, etc.â
The presence of small lymph nodes under the jaw and the throat, for a long time, may indicate a âunderlying chronic infection in the naso-pharyngeal-respiratory tract.
You might consult a doctor and undergo investigations, including a biopsy of the lump, which might help to diagnose the cause of the lump.
I hope this helps
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