A 21-year-old male asked:
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had a mole removed on my neck that was suspicious of a possible melanoma. the doctor said it most likely wasn't though.. biopsy results are next week. neck lymph node is bean size and tender. is it connected/cancer spreading or could it be nothing?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Either: If lymph node not present before biopsy, likey "reactive" lymph node from procedure. Show the node to MD when you return.
Answered on Jul 19, 2015
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Wait for report: Lymph node enlargement most likely due to surgical procedure wait for the biopsy repot , don't come to conclusion . It could be nothing .
Answered on Nov 25, 2018

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