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11 Symptoms of Throat Cancer

9. Lump in the neck

Do you notice a lump in your neck that wasn’t there before? Is it big or small? Most neck lumps are benign or non-cancerous, but some could be a sign of a serious condition such as ear infection, sinus infections, strep throat, throat cancer and others.

You should also understand that a neck lump is usually caused by an enlarged lymph node, which happens when you’re sick. Lymph nodes contain cells that help the body fight infections and attack cancerous cells. The lymph nodes become big when the cells are fighting the infection.

It is important to see a doctor to determine the cause of your neck lump and to make sure that it is not a serious condition.

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