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Opelika, AL
A 37-year-old female asked:

Swollen lymph nodes on collarbone, armpits and groin.biopsy showed no cancer in groin lymph or infection.the continue to grow.what could be the cause.?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Correlate: There are a great many malignant and non-malignant causes of generalized lymphadenopathy. Lymphomas / cancers seldom grow this symmetrically. If you're on no rx's and otherwise asymptomatic this is likely nothing. One that's unfamiliar to many pathologists is common variable immunodeficiency presenting in an adult. You always want 2 pathologists' opinions on a lymph node.
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