Elmira, NY
A 21-year-old female asked:

Have a firm axillary lymph about 1cm-1.1cm node doctor says its fine but im still worried and have had a chest x ray and blood test that is clear.and i have some in my neck that have been ultrasounded and look fine and are pea sized. lymphoma?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Reactive: These are reactive lymph nodes likely from some prior viral infection. At 21 your likelihood for lymphoma is 1 in 100,000. Lymph nodes that are consistent with lymphoma are typically spongy. Lower your incidence of cancer and lymphoma by eating right, getting enough sleep, reduce stress and stay away from substances. Remember to exercise! This moves the lymph through the lymph nodes.
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