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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?

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Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
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.
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