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I have a pea sized lump on the back of my neck. I keep reading about people that have pain and therefore seem to mean infection but mine does not hurt. I had my reg dr check it out a couple of months ago when it was smaller and she was not concerned because of its size but now it is a little larger. It seems to have been here for a while but this is the first time that it seems larger. Should I be concerned and if so what type of specialist would I go to?
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replied March 25th, 2010
If this lump continues to enlarge (particularly if it a lymph node), then a biopsy may be required to exclude lymphoma (or another form of cancer). If this lump resolves, or remains stable in size over the next 2 to 3 months, then it is much less likely to represent a malignant lesion.

An ENT specialist would be the appropriate doctor to see for this problem.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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