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Lump is soft like fluid under skin cancer or not

Lump comes through collerbone left side of neck. Lump is soft like fluid under skin, no pain and lump comes and goes. Also been having night sweats.
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replied January 31st, 2013
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The possible causes of the lump described can include - enlarged lymphnodes, cysts, abberent thyroid gland enlargements, infected absesses, etc.

The description provided also indicates the possibility of the lump, being a enlarged supraclavicular lymph node, the cause of which can be infection or inflammation in the neck or surrounding area. Treatment with anti inflammatory medications like Advil and antibiotics can be prescribed to make a proper diagnosis.

Chronic Infections like tuberculosis can also present as lymphadenitis, hence tests to rule it out via a skin test or a Chest X ray can also be done. Other possible issues include bone infections.

Symptoms like persistent fever, weight loss, loss of appetite, night ‎sweats along with multiple enlarged, painless lymph ‎‎‎nodes may indicate conditions like lymphoma or ‎cancer‎.

The best way ahead, would be for you to consult with a doctor for a examination, which will help in providing appropriate diagnosis.

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