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Does abnormal or reactive lymph nodes mean cancer? How common would a lymphatic cancer be in an 18 year old?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lymphadenitis

Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection.
The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. . If concerned, check with your pcp.

In brief: Lymphadenitis

Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection.
The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. . If concerned, check with your pcp.
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
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