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Hello I'm Dr Chip
Where are these swollen nodes located and what would bring you to the ER?
How long have they been swollen?
And, again--what would bring you to the ER?
When they first got swollen were you having some sort of infection like throat or ear?
Did the ER doctor do any blood work or any other studies to evaluate the nodes?
How exactly can I help you with this?
First off, this doesn't sound like cancer to me--as in lymphoma or leukemia or throat/neck cancer
But what you need to do at this point is to see a primary care physician for an exam and blood work.
Most likely the nodes are what we call reactive--from an infection you had--sometimes they stay enlarged for quite some time after that.
But again, I don't think you need to worry about cancer
Please let me know if you need any more information