Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
This is Dr David
cancer would be super super unlikely at your age.
you need to do some things to calm down your anxiety.
being paralyzed with fear isn't helpful
if you need to see a doctor right away, go to the ER or urgent care center.
see a doctor and get the lump examined and get an ultrasound
most likely it is from an ingrown hair follicle or a reactive lymph node swollen up to help fight off infections to keep you healthy.
get some blood work
I bet all of your testing will come back normal.
do the tests now so that when you go on vacation in 2 weeks, you won't be stressed.
let me know if you have questions.
you don't want unnecessary tests
but you are worried about cancer.
what other questions do you have for me?
most likely a reactive lymph node.
you will be ok for 2 weeks.
let me know if you have other questions.
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lymphoma is a rare cancer.
most lymph nodes swelling are due to reactive lymph nodes or from infections.