Our first step at The Barranco Clinic will be to perform diagnostic testing related to your neck mass. We will review your medical history, conduct X-rays, and perform a physical exam, delving into when your symptoms first surfaced. If the neck mass is connected to an infection, we will prescribe antibiotics to heal the underlying condition. If there is concern that the neck mass may be cancerous, our team may suggest a biopsy followed by surgery.

What are Neck Masses?

Neck masses can be small or large, soft or hard, tender or pain-free. Many neck masses are caused by bacterial or viral infections and are benign. In certain cases, however, the mass may be cancerous, so it’s essential that the growth is medically evaluated. Our experienced ENT specialists have years of expertise when it comes to dealing with tumors, so they can guide you on the most relevant and advanced treatment plan.

With that said, as adults age the chances of a lump being cancerous increase. Your risk further increases of this risk with a history of prolonged tobacco and alcohol use, HPV infection, and other lifestyle choices.

Neck Mass Symptoms:

  • Visible lumps or bumps in the neck
  • A mass that is consistently growing larger
  • Changes in vocal sound
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Earaches
  • Hearing impairment
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
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What Can Cause a Neck Mass?

  • Ear infection
  • Sinus infection
  • Strep throat
  • Mumps
  • Thyroid disorder
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Cancer
  • Tonsillitis

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic serves the communities of Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont, delivering state-of-the-art ENT services that restore peace of mind and quality of life. Our practice is built on the following principles:

Personalized Treatment

We ensure that each client is treated as a unique individual and that the solution for their concerns fits them like a glove. This is quite different from the cookie-cutter approach found in many outdated medical institutions.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of skilled, vetted ENT specialists provide in-depth analysis of your condition and, through a collaborative and cooperative effort, are able to exponentially maximize your healing.

Continuity of Care

Your care is seamless and stress-free from the moment you initiate your first consultation to well beyond when you walk out the door. We follow up with you to ensure you are not just recovering but are thriving.

Community Investment

We love giving back to our neighbors and participate in multiple programs to provide valuable resources, education, essential items, and medical care to those most in need.

FAQs

When should I visit a doctor for a neck mass?

If your neck mass appears to be getting larger or you’ve noticed it for more than 21 days, it may be a good idea to get it professionally evaluated. It’s important to check whether the mass is benign or cancerous.

Is a neck mass always cancerous?

No. Many neck masses are caused by other conditions unrelated to cancer, such as an infection. Our team at The Barranco Clinic will administer diagnostic tests to determine the cause of the growth and find the best treatment option for you.

Are neck masses always visible?

No. Many neck masses can be felt but not seen. Our cutting-edge diagnostic equipment can locate and evaluate masses of all sizes.

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