A 57-year-old female asked:
swollen lymph node over 5 months with atypical cells diagnosed by needle biopsy. no other symptoms. how likely will incisional biopsy find cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Masiello answered
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possible: Needle biopsy is considered insuficent to establish a diagnosis of lymphoma. A 5 month hisotry of swollen lymph nodes with atypical cells seen on FNA warrents an excisional biopsy as this is likly lymphoma.
Answered on Sep 14, 2014
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