My son who was 13 years old at the time had a rock hard lymph node removed from his left clavicular space, it was benign brown fatty tissue, since he has another in the same surgical space now for two years that has tripled in size and a month ago has one in his right clavicular space, he\\\'s been seen by two different ped oncologist that blow it off because he\\\'s in general good health. Should I be worried because these are growing? Can they eventually change to lymphoma?
Of course, it is not possible for me to make a diagnosis for a patient whom I cannot examine. In general, however, any enlarging, firm painless lymph node (if that is what these lumps represent) should at least be considered for biopsy to rule-out lymphoma.
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