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Lymph nodes swollen under jaw

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Hello, I have two lymph nodes under my jaw. I noticed the first one about 8 months ago, the node have not become any larger. The other one however is just beside the first node and much smaller. The first node is about 0.6cm2. A specialist at ears, nose & throat felt on the nodes and said it wasnt possible to perform an biopsy on them because they where too small. My father had hodgkins lymphoma several years ago, thats why I am conserned.
So, my questions are: Can you walk around with hodgkins in many years without any symptoms? Do you think I'm fine since the specialist says there's probably nothing to worry about since they havnt became any larger and are small? I really wanna put my mind in piece. Thankful for answers and some info. /19 year old guy

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replied August 22nd, 2009
Lymphoma Answer A7115
Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide a specific diagnosis to patients over the internet. In general, however, lymphoma, like most cancers, will continue to progress and spread if not treated.

Lymph nodes smaller than 1x1 cm are considered to be clinically normal. If you are still concerned about this issue, you might want to consider obtaining a second opinion, which may help to ease your anxiety.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS


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