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Depending on the age of the patient the most common causes of neck masses change. In children, most masses are related to infections or inflammatory cysts. The treatment therefore usually starts with antibiotics and if the mass persists or enlarges it should be biopsied. During adulthood, when cancer becomes much more common, lumps in the neck should be evaluated by a physician’s thorough examination of the head and neck and possibly a biopsy.

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