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What causes swollen lymph nodes in chest?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: It depends on size

Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry.
But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections(tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But i would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm.

In brief: It depends on size

Unless these nodes are large(more than 2cm) you do not need to worry.
But many diseases affect lymph nodes. Some of the considerations include infections(tb, sarcoid, fungal infections), lymph gland cancers like lymphomas or cancer spread from the lungs or elsewhere in the body. But i would not worry unless they are large enough as the radiologists often over read them anytime they are >0.5cm.
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