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Are cancerous swollen nodes hard or tender?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: How to tell

Malignant lymph nodes are usually non-tender, may be of any consistency but are usually firmer than other nodes, often stick to surrounding structures, and are simply not normal-feeling.
At your age, having cancer announce itself as a node that's not obviously very abnormal is very unlikely.

In brief: How to tell

Malignant lymph nodes are usually non-tender, may be of any consistency but are usually firmer than other nodes, often stick to surrounding structures, and are simply not normal-feeling.
At your age, having cancer announce itself as a node that's not obviously very abnormal is very unlikely.
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