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had a lump on the side of my neck in june. thought it went away but apparently did not and grew. had complete CBC in june and in september and were both normal. had mammo and ultrasound. radiologist said not breast or lung cancer. he did find also enlarged lymph nodes under left armpit. then saw surgeon and she also found enlarged lymph nodes by groin. I have zero symptoms of lymphoma. all drs are thinking it can be that. what do you think. all enlarged lymph nodes are on my left side. I have zero history of cancer in my family. had needle biopsy on friday and am awaiting test results. also what causes this?
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You are having an enlargement of the cervical (neck), axillary (armpits) and inguinal (groin) lymph nodes.
There are a lot of causes of nodal enlargement such as infections (from routine ones to mononucleosis), lymphomas and other tumors, medications (captopril, phenytoin), Rheumatoid arthritis etc.

The good thing is that you have already consulted your doctor who can then make a diagnosis depending upon the symptoms and the biopsy results.

Take care and do write in after your biopsy results.

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Lymph nodes can become swollen from infection, inflammatory conditions, an abscess, or cancer. Other causes of enlarged lymph nodes are rare. But the most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection. Immune or autoimmune disorders that can cause swollen lymph nodes include rheumatoid arthritis and HIV. Cancers that can cause swollen glands include leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Blood tests including liver function tests, kidney function tests, and CBC with differential
lymph node biopsy as well as chest x-ray and liver-spleen scan may be done for further evaluation.

Takecareand keep us posted.
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