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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more


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I have 1cm lymph node behind ear. movable painless. Been there 3 months. Don't think its grown.If it was lymphoma would it have grown by now? How big?

I have 1cm lymph node behind ear. movable painless. Been there 3 months. Don't think its grown.If it was lymphoma would it have grown by now? How big?

Biopsy.: An enlarged lymph node can be normal, or it can be a due to cancer. Lymph nodes that enlarge due to an infection (normal) are usually sore. A 1cm lymph node is just on the edge of being too big. The only way to know if it's normal is to ultrasound and/or biopsy it. Lymphomas cause rubbery lymph nodes that often grow, but not always. The lymph node behind your ear is associated with your scalp. ...Read more

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25 y old male.feel node behind ear,1 centimetre diameter, movable. How big does lymph node have to be before its serious? No other symptoms, Lymphoma?

25 y old male.feel node behind ear,1 centimetre diameter, movable. How big does lymph node have to be before its serious? No other symptoms, Lymphoma?

Lymph node: marilyn, lymph nodes which are freely movable and less than 1 cm are usually considered not to be pathological. However, if this is a new finding to you, lymph node removal by an ENT surgeon and examined by pathologist is needed to be sure. Dr Hilliard ...Read more

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25 y old male. Feel 1 lymph node on bone behind ear its movable. 0.8-1cm diameter. Been there for at least 3 months. Is this normal size? Lymphoma?

25 y old male. Feel 1 lymph node on bone behind ear its movable. 0.8-1cm diameter.  Been there for at least 3 months. Is this normal size? Lymphoma?

Near normal: It is not uncommon of lymph node behind the ear to become a little larger for trivial issues with the scalp, like dandruff. If it has not changes in 3 months, you can ignore it. If there are any issues with your scalp, please attend to those. ...Read more

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What are characteristics of cancerous lymph node?I have one behind ear for 4 months,1 CM diameter, moves when touched,no pain. Could it be lymphoma?

What are characteristics of cancerous lymph node?I have one behind ear for 4 months,1 CM diameter, moves when touched,no pain.  Could it be lymphoma?

Cancer's abnormal: A great many of your peers have one or more nodes like this one. Freely mobile nodes that are not outrageously large and not growing rapidly, especially in a year old, aren't going to be cancer. I'm glad you're health-conscious. The lymph nodes is your friend. ...Read more

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Could I have lymphoma? Bad headaches for few weeks, small lump behind ear (firm but moves slightly), tiredness and breathlessness?

Have it checked out: Sounds like a small lymph node, which for a 19 year old is most likely completely normal. However, if you are having other symptoms and are concerned for a cancerous process, have it checked out. The bump may or may not be related to your other symptoms. ...Read more

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Went to ENT doc for (according to him) a 8 millimetre movable lymph node behind ear. He said its not lymphoma Why can't I trust him? Is movable good?

Went to ENT doc for (according to him) a 8 millimetre movable lymph node behind ear. He said its not lymphoma Why can't I trust him? Is movable good?

Lymphadenitis: Lymph node become large with viral or bacterial infection and after treatment become smaller,in lymphoma many nodes become involve and size become large fast. ...Read more

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23 yr male. Feel movable node behind 1 ear 1 CM diameter, Been there 3 months.No other symptoms. Could this be lymphoma,Would I have other symptoms?

Extremely Unlikely: Most likely related to a scalp lesion like infected hair follicle. Lymphoma usually presents in the neck, armpits, chest or abdomen. May or may not present with "B symptoms" like fever, night sweats and malaise. ...Read more

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What to do if my armpit. I forgot to mention the one behind the ear. Could this be lymphoma?

What to do if my armpit. I forgot to mention the one behind the ear. Could this be lymphoma?

See below...: Enlarged lymph nodes may be seen in multiple situations and are very common in infectious/inflammatory states. Of course, lymphoma represents a possibility and consulting your physician, who may recommend a biopsy, is recommended especially if other signs and symptoms are present including fatigue, weight loss, night sweats, loss of appetite, etc. ...Read more