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Swollen lymph node in neck I was told could be from infection in mouth. I don't want to go back because scared it's cancer?
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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Fear is the killer
Go back now...If it is just from infection than a round of antibiotics will take care of it.
But if its cancer it will only get worse and grow larger and deeper. This makes it harder to cure. And we like to cure you.

In brief: Fear is the killer
Go back now...If it is just from infection than a round of antibiotics will take care of it.
But if its cancer it will only get worse and grow larger and deeper. This makes it harder to cure. And we like to cure you.
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Go back
Hopefully it is not cancer.
But if it is, the earlier it is diagnosed, the better your chance for cure. Also - and importantly - the side effects of treatment are much worse for advanced head and neck cancer and the recurrence rate after treatment is much worse when it is advanced. If it is cancer - it won't go away and it will make you miserable without treatment. Get it checked!

In brief: Go back
Hopefully it is not cancer.
But if it is, the earlier it is diagnosed, the better your chance for cure. Also - and importantly - the side effects of treatment are much worse for advanced head and neck cancer and the recurrence rate after treatment is much worse when it is advanced. If it is cancer - it won't go away and it will make you miserable without treatment. Get it checked!
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Go back
Your doctor's impression is likely correct.
Infection can and should be treated. Untreated infection can kill faster than a cancer.

In brief: Go back
Your doctor's impression is likely correct.
Infection can and should be treated. Untreated infection can kill faster than a cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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