A 37-year-old male asked:
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i have lymph nodes over the ribs and back side of the body which swellon. some times one of them gives pain for a hour. is it cause for cancer?

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Dr. Ajay Pathak
18 years experience General Practice
Lymph Nodes: Lymph nodes are enlarged due to infection , inflammation or cancer.It is very important for you to see a doctor to evaluate the source of the swelling. If infection is present proper diagnosis and treatment is essential and biopsy may be needed if cancer is suspected.Please see a doctor.
Answered on Nov 8, 2014
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Swollen lymph node: Lymphadenopathy refers to swollen/ enlargement of lymph node. It can be caused by many things like infection, inflammation, malignancy etc. It could be single, multiple, painful, painless. It is not necessarily to be cancer. Talk to your doctor and have further evaluation accordingly.
Answered on Dec 25, 2014
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