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Forum Name: Lymphoma

Question: enlarged lymph nodes, one for 16 years

 ranna - Wed May 09, 2007 9:38 pm

Hi there. I have several lymph nodes swollen, one that has been swollen for 16 years, (since I was 10) and several on my left side of my neck for at least 2 years.
I was told that sometimes they do not go down, however, they are all larger then 1cm. I've been to doctors and one said that yes, they are enlarged, but cancerous ones are usually much larger.

My question is, when should I become concerned? Should I push to have them biopsied? Once every month I feel for changes, and nothing changes, except when I am sick.

Thank you for your time,
 debmatt - Thu May 10, 2007 11:16 am


Do you have other symptoms such as, drenching night sweats, fever (low grade), itching or unintentional weight loss? If not I bet you are okay.


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