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I have a bump on my right temple that hurts and I'm afraid it's cancer! Please help!


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Old 04-27-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
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Exclamation I have a bump on my right temple that hurts and I'm afraid it's cancer! Please help!

I'm a 25 yr. old female and I've had this lump/bump on my right temple for at least a year now. It hurts to touch sometimes but I can feel my blood pump when I touch it. I have a lot of minor headache (2-3 a week). Sometimes it shoots sharp pain on the bump. Especially if I'm in higher elevations. I went to a dermatologist today and he didn't know what it was and thought it was a tumor and hopefully is benign. He said it felt deep and attached and spongy feeling. I don't have insurance so I didn't want to get a biopsy without it so I"m waiting to get insurance to have it biopsied. Can anyone please help me because I'm worried sick that I'm going to die of cancer. I'm supposed to get married in August and this is very hard on me. Please help as soon as possible. Thank you!

 
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:53 AM   #2
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Exclamation Re: I have a bump on my right temple that hurts and I'm afraid it's cancer! Please help!

Has anyone had anything like this or know of anyone? I read on another website of a man that had a lump on his temple and he has Non Hodgkins Lymphoma?!?! I'm really scared now that's what I have.

 
Old 04-30-2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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Re: I have a bump on my right temple that hurts and I'm afraid it's cancer! Please help!

My DAD had something like that and it was related to his sinuses! I know that spongy lumps are 99% benign - did it grow in the year? Cancer grows, it doesn't stay the same size. It could be a fluid filled cyst. Are you due to get insurance any time soon? If it's soon, you waited a YEAR and nothing changed, I doubt it'll change in a couple of months.

 
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Re: I have a bump on my right temple that hurts and I'm afraid it's cancer! Please help!

That makes me feel better. Although I don't have bad sinuses or alergies so not sure if I have the same thing. The dermatologist also said it wasn't a cyst so who knows. Thank you for the stats on spongy bumps being 99% benign. That is really good news. And I'm really not sure if it's grown. I've seriously ignored it. It's about the size of my pinky tip and it's been there for over a year...maybe longer??

 
Old 05-01-2005, 06:12 AM   #5
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Re: I have a bump on my right temple that hurts and I'm afraid it's cancer! Please help!

Summer -

If you make an appointment with a general surgeon, he can remove that in the office for you very easily. You can call to ask what they charge for such a procedure before you even go. It's probably not as much as you think and you can make payments. I would suggest that you have it removed and, while it is still small like it is... you probably won't have to have it removed at the hospital where you would have a much greater expense. Like that other poster said, it's most likely benign. Could still be a cyst (even though your Derm said it's not) or it could be a benign lipoma.

 
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Re: I have a bump on my right temple that hurts and I'm afraid it's cancer! Please help!

That is a good idea by skipping the hospital. That makes a lot of sense. I guess I won't rule out it being a cyst. Thanks so much for your reply. I should be going to the doctor in the next couple weeks (depending on insurance) and I'll post what they say. Thanks!!

 
Old 05-01-2005, 05:58 PM   #7
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Re: I have a bump on my right temple that hurts and I'm afraid it's cancer! Please help!

Yes, do get it checked out. Bypass your family doctor if you can make your own referral to a general surgeon so you can save on that expense as well. Let me know what you find out!

 
Old 05-01-2005, 09:54 PM   #8
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Re: I have a bump on my right temple that hurts and I'm afraid it's cancer! Please help!

I have heard that any bump that is sore, is not to worry about, it is when it is not sore that it more likely cancerous or a sist.......
But I would see your doctor ASAP just in case

 
Old 05-01-2005, 09:57 PM   #9
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Ok thanks. I will post what I find out from the doctors. Really appreciate it!

 
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