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felt a small lump undermy chin?

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Yesterday I felt a small lump under the left side of my chin close to my jaw bone I am thinking this is a lymph node but not sure. Sometimes I get them on the inside of my thigh. It is sore if messed with, the same kind of pain as the ones I get on the thigh. I am a 57 year old male. Thanks.


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replied April 10th, 2011
Thyroid Cancer Answer A21757
Lymphoma typically causes painless (and progressive) enlargement of one or more lymph nodes. On the other hand, tender, painful lymph nodes are usually caused by infection or inflammation.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide a specific diagnosis over the Internet to patients with concerns regarding enlarged lymph nodes. Therefore, my advice is for you to see your doctor for an examination. If you have persistently enlarged lymph nodes (and especially if they continue to enlarge), then a biopsy may become necessary to rule-out lymphoma, or other cancers involving the lymph nodes.



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Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

www.doctorwascher.com

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race"



A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
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