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i have a bump for the past 8 months in the back of my ear in the neck area, could it be cancer ? i also noticed am losing my hair in that same side, my left side also i wear contacts and on my left side contact it seems that it gets more dirty i have to clean it like 3 times a day but only my left side am worried


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replied January 15th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A9191
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. There can be many possibilities for such a bump behind the ear. Behind the ear there is skin, fat, cartilage, bone, nerves, blood vessels, Lymph nodes, and salivary gland tissue. A bump can develop from any of those structures, and could be due to an infection (Lymph node or skin), a swollen muscle, tumor or salivary gland, etc. I would suggest that you get an evaluation done from an ENT specialist and get an FNAC done. Loss of hair on the left side has nothing to do with this and can be due to a nutritional deficiency or fungal infections.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For an exact diagnosis, you are advised to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.









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