How Do You Know A Lump In The Neck Of Cancer Or Not?

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, I have a few questions: 1. I want to ask, how much does it hurt to draw the spinal fluid, hear that it hurts so much! Is that true? 2. I have a bump on the top of the back of the neck near the hair 2 pieces of left and right between the middle bones of the neck, lumps as big as corn seeds, but when seen not visible, if I looked down, the lump was very pronounced, my neck was aching and continued occasional pain, the head feels heavy and aches like floating, I’m afraid the lump is a symptom of lymph cancer, if to check it I have to see what doctor specs? and how to determine if the lump is cancerous or not other than a biopsy, can it be detected by a blood check? or others? please answer TKS.

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Hello, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

Previously I wanted to make sure in advance, did you mean the taking of spinal fluid (lumbar puncture / spinal tap) or what you meant was bone marrow sampling (bone marrow biopsy / bone marrow biopsy)?


When performing these procedures, the skin around the needle stick will be anesthetized locally first. Pain is usually felt when doing this local anesthetic. The lumbar puncture procedure will usually only cause temporary discomfort when the needle is inserted into the joint between the spine, while people who undergo bone marrow biopsy will usually feel sharp pain for a moment when the needle is inserted into the bone.


The presence of a lump in the back of the neck can be caused by several possibilities, including:


enlarged lymph nodes (can be only due to infection in the area around the gland, can also be due to cancer)
skin tumors such as lipomas

atheroma cyst

Basically most superficial lumps can be distinguished by direct examination of the lump. Even so, it is actually necessary to examine the tissue under a microscope (anatomical pathology examination) to determine more precisely the cause of the lump. To do this examination, tissue biopsy can be done, either by removing the tissue directly or by taking a small tissue sample (with a fine needle biopsy). You can consult with a surgeon to check the lump in your back neck.

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