A 17-year-old male asked:
I got 67% lymphocytes in blood test. 25% neutrophiles. i got cervical lymph nodes 2~3. what does that mean?? is it cancer i am really worried.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
Virus infection: Absolute counts for lymphs and neuts are all that matters, rather than percentages. Almost everybody has one or more lymph nodes palpable in the neck. This is very suggestive of a minor viral illness or perhaps infectious mono. If this is Hodgkin's, it will be obvious soon enough to treat it, and this is very unlikely. Glad you are health conscious.
2.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 2, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.