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Cancer

CT Scan/Lump

05/12/2008

Question:

I was taking amoxicillin (in place of augmentin). Then after a few days, another lump showed up on back of the neck. The first lump is bigger now not smaller. That one is at back of the head at the hairline and the new one just below it. Do I need a CT scan?

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Any neck mass present for more than 2 weeks is considered abnormal and should be evaluated. You need a good head and neck evaluation, possibly a scan, and maybe even a biopsy. Make sure you see your physician.

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Response by:

Cheryl  Koliha-Brandt, MSN, RN, CNS, CORLN Cheryl Koliha-Brandt, MSN, RN, CNS, CORLN
Clinical Nurse Specialist and Instructor of
Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology 
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University