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Head and Neck Cancer

Swollen Lymph Nodes



Hello, i am a 16 year old boy and currently have large lymph nodes under my jaw, in my groin area and under my armpit. They are not painful and are easily moveable. They are smooth and tender. I am very scared it could be cancer. I have none of the symptoms of lymphoma. I feel perfectly fine health-wise and live life normally. I am really scared....Please HELP


Many things can cause enlarged lymph nodes. You should start by having a complete history and physical by your internist.

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Response by:

Yash J Patil, MD Yash J Patil, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati