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Golfball size lump in back of neck

This first manifested a year ago. It was painful to the touch and turning my head hurt. I was given antibiotics and the pain ceased, but the lump remained, only smaller. While suffering chest congestion, I noticed the lump was larger. Was given antibiotics again and was told to come back and let him check the lump, as I might need a cat scan to check it out. The lump is still golf ball size, just not painful. Since it is November (with insurance deductibles) I would rather wait until January to have the cat scan. Am I being cheap and stupid or would it be okay to wait?
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replied November 29th, 2016
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Lump needs to be evaluated CAT scan, biopsy of the lump to assess by histopathology are some of the possible options.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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