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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Head and Neck Cancer
My son has a very large lymph node enlarged on his neck (left side). Is this very serious, and what might it be?
Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Any neck mass present for more than 2 weeks is considered abnormal and should be evaluated. You need a good head and neck evaluation, possibly a scan, and maybe even a biopsy. Make sure you see your physician.
Cheryl Koliha-Brandt, MSN, RN, CNS, CORLN
Clinical Nurse Specialist and Instructor of
Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University