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Lebeau, LA
A 21-year-old female asked:

Had a swollen lymph node on the side of my neck and small one behind ear for over 4 years. not bothersome. not growing. normal blood tests. cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Barr
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Not to worry: One can never rule out cancer unless the lymph node is biopsied. However a lymph node that is painless and not enlarging is most likely a reactive lymph node or calcified lymph node as a result of a prior infection in the area. If the lymph node enlarges or becomes painful I would advise you to have it examined by a physician.

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Last updated Jul 26, 2020

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