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    Big Spongey Lump Inside Cheek
    An_251282 posted:
    Hey Guys--

    I've had a lump on the inside of my cheek for almost a year now. I can't tell if it's growing, but I need to get it checked out. I don't have health insurance, so here's my question:

    Should I get health insurance before I get it checked out in case it's something serious? I don't quite understand how the health care system works, but if I go get it checked out WITHOUT insurance and it turns out to be something serious, I fear I'd get denied health coverage and be forced to pay for all the treatments myself.

    Any advice from those with more knowledge? If it helps, I live in Los Angeles.
    An_252222 responded:
    go to an ear nose and throat doctor

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