Neck Mass Treatment Options
The first step in treating a neck mass is to identify the underlying cause. Your provider will ask you about your medical history when your symptoms first started and will perform a physical exam.
X-rays or other detailed tests may also be ordered to give your provider more information on the mass. The treatment for a neck mass will depend on its cause. If it has been caused by an infection, then antibiotics will be used. Antibiotics will be able to treat the infection, which in turn will help heal the mass.
If your provider thinks the mass could be cancerous, surgery may be required to remove the mass. A biopsy of the mass will then be performed to determine if it is cancerous or benign.