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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Hodgkin lymphoma: Lymph node pain from alcohol is a "classic" (but uncommon) symptom in hodgkin's lymphoma. It doesn't prove that any cancer or lymphoma is present, but ... Read More

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Non specific: This is a response to inflammation near the knee. Not cancer. See a Dr for further help.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: Throat symptoms can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Most of the lymph nodes that you find are your friends. Malignant nodes are usually pretty early to recognize as abnormal.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Nodes.: Usually, cancerous lymph nodes are firm, larger than normal, not tender, and continue to enlarge over weeks/months.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Monson
22 years experience in General Surgery
Not necessarily: We can't tell whether lymph nodes are cancerous or not just by feeling them for movement. The only way to know for sure is to obtain tissue from the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Depends: If the cancer is contained within the capsule of the lymph node it is mobile. If the cancer has penetrated through the capsule of the lymph node i ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Especially if it is a cancer involving the lymphocytes.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not usually: Cancer is painless in early stages. But it can cause some pain and discomfort with ongoing enlargement, so big growths do become painful with time.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience in Family Medicine
No: You can't cause cancer by touching or pushing on your lymph nodes.
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