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Hi I have a small lump on my collar bone which feels like a lymphnode. Its quite small came up a few days ago. It can move back and forth along the bone. Im really worried about it and am scared that it is a sign of malignancy as everything online says a lymph node on the clavicle is likely to be malignant. I am 30 years old and female

Doctor's Assistant: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?

How do you mean? I dont appear to have any orher symptoms

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not that i can think of. I have been bitten my mosquitos on my neck area a few days before the node appeared. I also had a couple of lymph nodes at the back of my neck in ultrasound they showed to be small and doctor said they were nothing to worry about

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Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago
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Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

The lumps on the collar bone can be lipoma or dermoid cyst too.

Not all lymph nodes above clavicle are cancer.

The enlarged lymph node here can be due to mosquito bite or even due to any infection / inflammation around skin of face and neck and surrounding structures.

Any lymph node which is less than one cm is usually clinically insignificant.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What would you advise me to do?
I cant tell the size but it feels small.
Its just from reading online has really worried me about it being something more serious.
It has been causing me to feel anxious
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

I can assure you there is nothing worrisome.

You may get a soft tissue ultrasound which will clear the things for you and rule out any disease.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Will an ultrasound by a sonographer be sufficient?
Can an ultrasound show if it is malignant?
And also when do i need to worry about it. If it remains inflammed for a longer time is it worrisome?
Its not very large. But in the past ive found my nodes tend to palpable even after some time. All of those nodes have always been dismissed by doctors as they felt they were not significant even though they had been present for some time
Oncologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

Yes, ultrasound is sufficient. It will tell;

If this is lymph node or else.

What is its nature.

If this progressively enlarges, then it may be worrisome.

Majority of the lymph node enlargement are due to inflammation.

In your age group cancer is extremely rare.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you. I will try to get an ultrasound and try not to worry
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