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Alternative Names Lump in the neck Home Care Consult your health care provider to have the cause of the neck lump treated. Call your health care provider if Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have an abnormal neck swelling, or lumps in your neck. What to expect at your health care provider's office The health care provider will take your medical history and do a physical examination. Medical history questions may include: Is it a hard lump? Is it a relatively soft, pliable, bag-like (cystic) mass? Is it a painless bag-like (cystic) mass? Is the entire neck swollen? Where is the lump located? Has it been growing bigger? Over how many months? What other symptoms are present? Is there a rash ? Do you have difficulty breathing ? If you are diagnosed with a thyroid goiter, you may need medication or surgery to remove it. If the health care provider suspects a thyroid nodule , the following may help in diagnosis and treatment: CT scan of the head or neck Radioactive thyroid scan Thyroid...
Cancer and breast lumps
It is understandable thata newly discovered breast lump maycause fear andconcern, but the fact is that only a small percentage of lumpsturn out to be cancer. Many women have "lumpy breasts" or fibrocystic breast disease , a common and benign (harmless) condition.
If you have this condition, examining your breasts can be confusing and, at times, alarming. It is still very important to check your breasts at the same time each month and bring anything that feels new or different to your doctor's attention. It may be helpful to know that a cancerous lump tends to be hard and unmovable. See breast lump and fibroadenoma .
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, you know how they can impact your life. But, as with so many health challenges, most of us tend not to think about bone loss – until it’s too late. How far should you push your friends and family to make the lifestyle changes necessary to prevent bone loss? It can be a tricky situation.
I’m not a nag; really, I’m not. As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized that I don’t know it all. That maybe I’m not as smart as I thought. And that “my way or the highway” is never the best answer.
Thus I find it difficult indeed to broach the subject of bone health with my girlfriends, most of whom, like me, are heading into osteoporosis prime time: our 60s.
Now let me pause just a moment here, and voice what many of you might be feeling: how can we possibly be looking at age 60? There are a lot of us out here, smack-dab in the middle of the Boomer generat...
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