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My son had a biopsy on a lymph node. he has swollen nodes all over in his neck jaw groin and armpits. it came back benign but referred to hematologist?

8 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Charlene Sojico answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

To do further diagnostic tests and review the biopsy to find out what is causing the enlarged lymph glands. Make sure it is not cancer and if, it is , the stage and type of cancer, so they can discuss the best treatment plans available ! Good luck !

Answered Apr 4, 2015



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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

The hematologist oncologist will perform studies to rule out cancer and to find out the cause. The studies may include imaging, particularly of the chest and abdomen. The blood work will include cell counts, immune studies and a test called an ESR.

Answered Feb 21, 2015


Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Biopsies, particularly lymph node biopsies, aren't perfect for identifying problems. That's why it's good to have specialist follow up, to make sure all diagnostic modalities are used to ensure that the correct diagnosis is made.

Answered Aug 2, 2015



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