... My husband felt a firm kind of oval lump behind his ear. Went to doctor who stated it felt like a cyst Due to myself having lots of nursing knowledge I asked if it was located on his parotid gland, the doctor stated no which I believed it was. ... (0 replies)
... A cyst is fluid-filled, as opposed to tumors, which are solid. Cysts are almost always non-malignant, although occasionally they can turn into a malignant tumor, but it's not common.
Tumors can also be benign, but since more tumors turn out to be cancerous than cysts, tumors always need to be thoroughly checked out asap.
Ruth (1 replies)
... I feel naive not knowing this, but isn't there a difference between a cyst and a tumor? ... (1 replies)
... what does a tumor look like and feel like? ... (0 replies)
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