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I have had enlarged lymph nodes in my groin 4 years. They

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I have had enlarged lymph nodes in my groin for almost 4 years. They are painless, hard but semi mobile and slow growing. Ultrasound showed largest node was 1.8 cm but doctor said she was not concerned. My blood work has been normal so far but I am wondering if I can trust her info? I have melanoma, leukemia and colon cancer on both sides of my family. Please help
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr Uzaer replied 6 months ago.

Hi and thanks for the query.

Lymph nodes due to metastatic cancer are often quite characteristic. They are hard, fast growing, often tender and matted together.

A physical examination can often differentiate a cancerous lymph node from a benign one. If your doctor has physically examined them she can be quite sure these are not cancerous.

However, for peace of mind a fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) can be done as an office procedure, the cells that are aspirated are sent to the laboratory for a diagnosis and this can give a definitive diagnosis about them being benign or cancerous and provide peace of mind as well.

Expert:  Dr Uzaer replied 6 months ago.

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