Around a year ago I noticed a small lump in my forearm (about mid-way between my wrist and elbow). Recently I have noticed a small one near my right elbow and another one the size of a pea near my left elbow. At the end of December I noticed a rather large hard lump on my neck beneath my left ear near the jaw. I saw my GP, an ER Dr., and a surgeon about a month ago and none of them seemed very concerned. I'm scheduled for a follow-up with the surgeon in about a week. None of the original lumps have gone away and I now have another hard one beneath my right ear near the jaw and around 4 other smaller pea sized ones in my neck and another small one near my right elbow. I haven't been sick the last few months and since they haven't gone away I'm thinking they aren't from an infection or illness so they could be a sign of some form of cancer. Is seeing a surgeon the correct thing to do? What kind of specialist should I see? I have between 12 and 18 of these lumps that I know of. I haven't really been able to eat or sleep the last few days out of worry and I am just looking for some advice. Thank You.
I'm concerned about the cause too. If you don't have a generalized infection, which isn't really likely, then those lumps need to be paid attention to. Ask the surgeon if they should be biopsied or what? What is causing it? Biopsies are done for more then cancer by the way. Tell him you are very concerned and would like something done to find out what it is.
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