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A 31-year-old female asked:

My son 15mnth went for ultrasound on lymph node he has for 2 months it measured about 8mm and he is having cbc blood work today could it be cancer?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph glands can be caused by many things like infection ( viral , bacterial, fungi etc) , inflammation, malignancy etc. Viral/bacterial upper respiratory infection would be the most common cause of swollen lymph gland- especially in toddler. 8mm is small size of lymph gland. Don't worry.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
I've never seen it: Swollen lymph nodes in infants and toddlers reflect reaction to infection, bug bites and dermatitis. I have never seen a kid with a swollen node in this age group have a cancer in 3 decades of work.I have read of some occurring in the teens or later years.
Last updated Oct 1, 2016

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