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Head and Neck Cancer

Bump on the Head

02/24/2009

Question:

I have a bump on my head about pea sized now it grows bigger sometimes then shrinks again (day to day) there is a dull pressure in my whole head when I touch it like a sinus headache. I don`t know what it is I have had it for about a year and a half and have never had it looked at, in that time it has gotten bigger at its smallest point. any ideas?

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