Oncology (General Cancer)/Supraclavical Area



I recently discovered a small (less than 1 cm) movable lump in what I thought was my left supra clavicle region. However I was told by a friend (nurse) that the supraclavical area refers to the hollow above the collar bone only. My lump is just above the hollow, on the surface of my neck. Is this still considered the supraclavical area?

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No that is on your neck. The important question here is however not where it is located but what kind of lesion it is! The fastest, simplest and easiest method to find that out is by a fine/thin needle aspiration biopsy guided by touch or by ultrasound. However I do not know if that is available where you are. A surgical biopsy is also a possibility. Good luck!

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