Night sweats (every few days to weeks), weight loss (10-12 pounds) since 2008, cervical lymph nodules, but no fever. My doctor wants to do an open biopsy as a result of CT scan I had recently. I had a fine needle biopsy 4 years ago, came up negative. Is it possible to have lymphoma without fever? Also, is it possible that my lymph nodes are going nutso because of my long history of allergies and asthma? Wisdom teeth? Anything? Can I just do another fine needle instead of open biopsy? I don't like the idea of even a minor surgery.
Fine needle aspiration biopsy, unfortunately, does not always accurately rule-out lymphoma. Therefore, if your doctor is concerned that you might have lymphoma, then an open lymph node biopsy may be appropriate.
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