Neck Masses

It is important to remember that not all head and neck masses are cancerous.  In fact, there are numerous causes for masses to develop.  If you feel a lump in your neck, contact a head and neck specialist like Dr. Leeman.  Even if the mass is benign, it can still have a serious impact on the head and neck.

Masses in the head and neck are usually attributed to:

  • - Enlarged lymph nodes as your body fights infection
  • - Cancers
  • - Benign lesions that do not grow or spread
    • - Cysts
    • - Thyroid masses
    • - Vascular masses
    • - Salivary gland masses

If you experience the following symptoms, schedule and appointment with Dr. Leeman.

  • - Lump in the neck persisting for more than two weeks
  • - Change in your voice including hoarseness that persists more than two weeks
  • - Growth in the mouth
  • - Swollen tongue
  • - Blood in the saliva or phlegm
  • - Swallowing problems
  • - Changes in the skin
  • - Persistent Ear Pain or ear pain while swallowing

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