A 24-year-old male asked:
Hello i have a lymph node that hurts very badly and has made my face swell my question is, is it cancerous?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Craig MacArthuranswered
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 36 years experience
Not likely: Cancerous lymph nodes typically are not painful and usually and frequently grow slowly. Infections of lymph nodes typically causes rapid onset of swelling and pain. You likely have lymphadenitis and / or cellulitis and need to see a doctor to treat the infection.
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Dr. Ed Friedlanderanswered
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: No matter what it is, you need to be seen now. At your age, it could well be Hodgkin's and timely treatment will make likely a cure of this otherwise deadly illness. Swelling of the face suggests obstruction of a deep vein by more lymph node tissue. Good luck, and be brave.
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Last updated May 4, 2015
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