A member 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

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mohammad Khan answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Unlikely: It is unlikely to be a cancer. A local infection may be more likely cause

Answered 5/28/2014


Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

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.

Answered 11/25/2020



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