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A 24-year-old male asked:

Recovered from ear infec. antibis worked. worried abt 2 swollen glands just above collar b either side. bloods clear. could this be lymphoma?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Not Lymphoma: Not. Not at all. Swollen glands are supposed to be swollen when they are fighting off an infection. A healthy immune system has lymph nodes that swell. They are palpable. They are a sign of health not a sign of cancer! Once they swell they can take several weeks to resolve.

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Last updated May 12, 2014

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