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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.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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.

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