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I have multiple swollen lymph nodes in neck and back of head. They never get bigger their just there. Biggest one is 2.25 cm. Cancer?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Any lymph node larger than 2cm warrants further evaluation.
However, the longer the nodes have been prominent but unchanged, the lower the probability of cancer. Other factors of importance include your age, smoking history, overall health, family history, etc. I advise you seek out a formal consultation from your primary care doctor. A biopsy may be indicated.

In brief: Possible
Any lymph node larger than 2cm warrants further evaluation.
However, the longer the nodes have been prominent but unchanged, the lower the probability of cancer. Other factors of importance include your age, smoking history, overall health, family history, etc. I advise you seek out a formal consultation from your primary care doctor. A biopsy may be indicated.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Not Necessarily
I would see your doctor if this is the case.
A variety of things can cause swollen lymph nodes and it is important to figure out if this could be something more serious.

In brief: Not Necessarily
I would see your doctor if this is the case.
A variety of things can cause swollen lymph nodes and it is important to figure out if this could be something more serious.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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