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movable painless swollen lymph node in armpit its been there for 5+ years i believe had ultrasound doctor request biopsy to be safe i'm 18 cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: If the node has remained unchanged in 5+ years, it is not likely to be cancer. You may wish to get a second opinion before opting for biopsy, as it may not be warranted.
Answered on Aug 13, 2014
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Not sure: if it has been there for five years and hasn't changed that may be a good sign. saying that, go see a general surgeon for further work up and consideration of fine needle aspiration and or biopsy.
Answered on Aug 16, 2014

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Not likely: But always possible, unfortunately. My best guess will be a reactive lymph node. Good luck with the biopsy!

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