A 19-year-old male asked:
In general how large would the lymph node swelling be in cases of hodgkin's disease. i've heard it can be as little as an inch on nodes of neck?
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Dr. Victor Bonuelanswered
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
The size may vary: As a rule, the larger , the more and the harder the nodes are, the more chances of them to be malignant. But anything is possible so don't rely on the size alone. Only a biopsy can confirm a diagnosis of lymphoma. Fever. Night sweats and weight loss indicate a more advanced stage. Take care!
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Dr. Brian Lawendaanswered
Radiation Oncology 26 years experience
Any size: Hodgkin's disease can cause lymph node enlargement of any size. I have seen conglomerations of lymph nodes fill over half of the chest, and I have seen tiny lymph nodes (the size of a pea.).
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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