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Posted by Jennifer on January 19, 2000 at 14:38:22:

In Reply to: Painful lump under the skin posted by MS on January 19, 2000 at 11:12:39:

The lumps could very well be cysts which can become extremely painful but are not life threatening and can be removed by outpatient surgery. I would have them checked out soon as lumps can also be a symptom of Hodgkins Disease (cancer)tho it doesn't sound likely. Hang in there, I'm sure you are worried about him: My boyfriend just had a cancerous tumor removed from his head in October. He has been doing well since the surgery but he has these two lumps under the skin on both arms, I don't think they have grown at all but one of the lumps are very painful to the touch, he has had these lumps for quite a few years but never had them checked out for some reason. After his surgery, the surgeon told him that cancer cannot spread from the head to the rest of the body but he is afraid that these lumps on his arms are cancerous...does anyone here know anything about this?? Thanks.....


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