Do Lumps on the Head Indicate Cancer?

According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the symptoms of head and neck cancer can include a bump, lump or mass in the head and neck area. A lump on the head is not a sure indication of cancer, however, as other medical conditions can cause the same symptoms.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends consulting with a physician if you are concerned about symptoms of head and neck cancer. Aside from a lump in the head or neck area, symptoms of head and neck cancer include: a swelling or sore that does not heal, a red or white patch found in the mouth, a sore throat that does not go away, persistent nasal congestion, ear or jaw pain, fatigue and loosening of teeth, among other possible symptoms.