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My son 15mnth went for ultrasound on lymph node he has for 2 months it measured about 8mm and he is having CBC blood work today could it be cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Swollen lymph node

Swollen lymph glands can be caused by many things like infection ( viral , bacterial, fungi etc) , inflammation, malignancy etc.
Viral/bacterial upper respiratory infection would be the most common cause of swollen lymph gland- especially in toddler. 8mm is small size of lymph gland. Don't worry.

In brief: Swollen lymph node

Swollen lymph glands can be caused by many things like infection ( viral , bacterial, fungi etc) , inflammation, malignancy etc.
Viral/bacterial upper respiratory infection would be the most common cause of swollen lymph gland- especially in toddler. 8mm is small size of lymph gland. Don't worry.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: I've never seen it

Swollen lymph nodes in infants and toddlers reflect reaction to infection, bug bites and dermatitis.
I have never seen a kid with a swollen node in this age group have a cancer in 3 decades of work.I have read of some occurring in the teens or later years.

In brief: I've never seen it

Swollen lymph nodes in infants and toddlers reflect reaction to infection, bug bites and dermatitis.
I have never seen a kid with a swollen node in this age group have a cancer in 3 decades of work.I have read of some occurring in the teens or later years.
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