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A 20-year-old female asked:

Could i have lymph cancer? im 20 &my lymph is swollen under my chin. swells real bad when i eat. got amoxicillin for it. still worried. doc sd infectn

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely to be a cancer. A local infection may be more likely cause
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is common: Lymph cancer (at your age, usually Hodgkin's) is far less subtle. The average young person (and I spend my time largely around med students) have 2-3 similar lymph nodes. Nodes like this are very common and mean nothing. The reason it feels larger when you eat is that your tongue pushes it closer to your skin. Forget the antibiotics and leave it alone.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Provided original answer
In the unlikely event that this and perhaps other nodes become preposterously enlarged, stuck tight to surrounding structure, and/or you become obviously sick (fever, weight loss, night sweats), get it seen again.
May 27, 2014

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