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A 43-year-old female asked:

does people have lymph nodes they can feel? i can feel one on neck but not on the other side same location. i'm scared i have tonsil cancer.

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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
Lymph nodes...: Lymph nodes are a normal component of the immune system. The react to local infection, inflammation and even cancer by enlarging. The most common cause for lymph node enlargement in the neck region is infection. A worrisome lymph node is one stay stays enlarged. A physical exam by your doctor can help determine why your lymph node is enlarged.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Lymph nodes: swell in infections most commonly, but can be causes by a cancer.Cancer of the tonsil is rare. If you are concerned see your doctor and have it checked out then you can stop stressing over it.

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