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I have a lump on the front of my neck in the centre, just below my jaw. It is hard and doesn't move. It's not painful, but in the week since I've noticed it, it has got slightly bigger, and theres another, smaller lump developing just next to it. Its currently about 1cm in diameter. I have had a cold lately, but otherwise in perfect health. I just wanted to check if this was normal or if it sounds like something potentially cancerous that I should get checked out.


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replied May 22nd, 2011
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Hello and welcome to e health forum.

It is highly unlikely that you might have cancers at your young age.

It is very difficult to interpret, the swellings without a direct examination.

But most probably, they might be inflamed lymph nodes as result of the recent infections.

In case the lumps do not subside within a week or two, you might benefit by consulting a ENT doctor for a physical examination, which might help to give a proper diagnosis.

Treatment with antibiotics and Ibuprofen usually helps to resolve the inflammed lymph nodes in most cases.

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