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Had a swollen lymph node on the side of my neck and small one behind ear for over 4 years. Not bothersome. Not growing. Normal blood tests. Cancer?

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Dr. Joseph Barr
Occupational Medicine

In brief: Not to worry

One can never rule out cancer unless the lymph node is biopsied.
However a lymph node that is painless and not enlarging is most likely a reactive lymph node or calcified lymph node as a result of a prior infection in the area. If the lymph node enlarges or becomes painful I would advise you to have it examined by a physician.

In brief: Not to worry

One can never rule out cancer unless the lymph node is biopsied.
However a lymph node that is painless and not enlarging is most likely a reactive lymph node or calcified lymph node as a result of a prior infection in the area. If the lymph node enlarges or becomes painful I would advise you to have it examined by a physician.
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