A 47-year-old member asked:
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during the beginning stages of lymphoma, are the glands painful?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Pain in lymph node secondary to inflammatory response. A malignant node is painless. We have watched cervcal node remain unchanged and painless for more than 3 years, finally removing it and finding a low grade lymphoma.
Answered on Jun 12, 2017

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